23 July 2021


Alain Leboeuf is the new President of the Vendée Globe.

This week the Board of Directors of SAEM Vendée unanimously elected Alain Leboeuf as the new President of the Vendée Globe. The SAEM Vendée is a shared-stock company of mixed economy which organizes the Vendée Globe whose majority shareholder is the Department of the Vendée, 

22 July 2021


Wish You Were Here…Skippers Postcards From Their Summer

 "What are you doing for the holidays? I’ll not be going away from home". Alexia Barrier is smiling. The sailor from the south of France who finished her Vendée Globe in 111 days is looking to take a little time off to relax this summer that is in between sailing, looking for partners and staying on the ball, in fact the same as many of the other skippers.

15 July 2021


Benjamin Dutreux Raises His Game For 2024 With The Purchase of 11th HOUR IMOCA

Benjamin Dutreux, the French solo racer whose home town now is Les Sables d’Olonne, confirmed on Tuesday this week that his team have purchased the IMOCA 11th Hour Racing. Built originally as Alex Thomson’s HUGO BOSS for the 2016-17 race on which the boat finished runner up, Dutreux is now setting out on an ambitious racing programme looking to peak on the solo round-the-world non-stop unassisted race, the 2024 Vendée Globe.

09 July 2021


Summer, Little Time to Pause for Skippers


Holiday time for the Vendée Globe skippers #1

Don’t think for one minute you’ll find them lazing around on a beach. Almost six months after they reached dry land, those who took part in the Vendée Globe are planning a hard summer of studying and won’t have much time to enjoy themselves. In this our first of two articles about the summer holidays, we can see that they will never be far from the sea.

01 July 2021


Antoine Cornic living an adventure

At the age of 42 and a resident of the island of Ré, where he runs a restaurant, Antoine Cornic,  who was born and bred by the sea, has always dreamt of sailing away and enjoying every moment out there. The son of a racer and friend of Yannick Bestaven, he learnt a lot from the Mini-Transat before deciding to set up a crazy project – he wants to take part in the Vendée Globe adventure in 2024.


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