2020, an emotionally
engaging edition

Will the Vendée Globe take place? The question was asked for a long time. Gripped by the intensity of the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet was brought to a halt during several weeks. Although pushed back during the summer, the shadow of a new lockdown hovered over the organization in autumn, but the Vendée Globe held up. Ten days after its opening, the Village had to close down though. The population was once again isolated. We had to resign ourselves to this image: the 33 contenders going down the deserted channel of Les Sables d’Olonne before setting off around the globe. Nevertheless this edition had an incredible success. The fog on the start line, Kevin Escoffier’s rescue, an unfavorable weather system for speed, the panache of daggerboard boats, close racing conditions on the three oceans, the game of compensated time … The 9th edition of the Vendée Globe followed an unusual and captivating scenario!

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