The 10th edition of the Vendée Globe promises to be exceptional. In 2024, 40 skippers are expected to take the start of this solo, non-stop, unassisted round the world race.
Since the creation of this race, only 114 sailors have taken up this sporting challenge, the greatest of all time. It is not surprising that the public has renamed it the Everest of the Seas! Who will succeed Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ), the winner of the 2020 edition and write his name in history?
How to take part?
To take part in the Vendée Globe, the skipper and boat pairing must qualify. This enables the sailor's skills and the reliability of his project, but this also guarantees that the boats are sufficiently tested to complete a round the world race.
Each skipper must be at the start of at least two qualifying races on their IMOCA (one in 2022 or 2023 and one in 2024). He must finish at least one of them and his race time must not be more than one and a half times longer than the winner's time.