Terre Adélie

Discover the Antarctic with Polar Journal

From the Cape of Good Hope onwards, the Vendée Globe skippers will gradually come across the Southern Ocean, with its bodies of water circling Antarctica. To mark the occasion, the Vendée Globe and PolarJournal, a specialist news outlet on the polar regions, are bringing you on board to discover this little-known and fascinating continent.

Skippers Vendée Globe

10 environmental commitments for 10th edition of the Vendée Globe

In the run-up to the 10th edition of the solo, non-stop, non-assisted round the world race, the Vendée Globe is affirming its environmental commitments.
In addition to the causes supported by the skippers, the organization is also committed. The approach is part of a long-term perspective and is based around 10 commitments, divided into four key pillars: Anticipate, Reduce - both the impact of the village and visitors and the impact of the boats - Inspire and Build a positive legacy through the creation of the "Vendée Globe Foundation"an Endowment Fund to finance, in particular, the coordination of participative science by the skippers around the world in partnership with UNESCO.

Ifremer

With Ifremer, scientists get into the race!

Scientists and sailors are keen to learn more about and preserve the ocean, which is under threat from climate change and plastic pollution. This commitment is underlined this year by the partnership between Ifremer and the Vendée Globe, aimed at raising awareness of the major challenges facing oceanography among sailing enthusiasts.

Adélie penguins in Terre Adélie

What is the « TAAF » ?

More than 250 years after the discovery of the Crozet and Kerguelen archipelagos by sailors Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and Yves-Joseph Kerguelen de Trémarec, the southern seas, situated between the roaring forties and the howling fifties, remain an exceptional and demanding area for exploration and navigation for sailors.

Océans Connectés

When the ocean connects to offshore racing

Created in 2021 on the initiative of Carole Saout-Grit, a physical oceanographer, Océans Connectés is an independent digital media entirely dedicated to marine sciences.

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New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne: an international fleet at the start!

While the IMOCA are in winter refit, the organisers of the Vendée Globe are unveiling the details and line-up of their transatlantic race, the New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne, which will start off the coast of the United States on 29 May 2024 at 2pm local time.

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In 2024, Sodebo and the Vendée Globe celebrate 20 years of partnership

The year 2024 celebrates the 10th edition of the Vendée Globe, but also marks 20 years of partnership between the race and Sodebo, its major partner. A porcelain wedding anniversary that deserves a retrospective...

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The 2023 season comes to an end, looking forward to 2024!

On the Retour à la Base - a transatlantic race starting from Martinique - the Vendée Globe skippers experienced their first single-handed race after a series of double-handed races. For the winner Yoann Richomme, Sam Goodchild and Violette Dorange, it was even their very first solo IMOCA race. Now, all of them are fully focused on THE big event, the Vendée Globe 2024!

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BENETEAU and the VG: a long-term collaboration from Vendée to excel on the international stage

In 2024, BENETEAU - the flagship of the yachting industry - will be celebrating its 140th anniversary. Proud of its Vendée origins and roots, the brand will also be celebrating 20 years of partnership with the Vendée Globe as the official supplier of support boats.

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Sam Goodchild, 1st in the IMOCA Globe Series championship

In 2023, Sam Goodchild was competing in his first IMOCA season, and what an incredible season it was!

Yoann Richomme

First single-handed race in an IMOCA, first victory for Richomme

Yoann Richomme was competing in his first solo IMOCA race on the Retour à la Base, aboard Paprec Arkéa, a new-generation IMOCA launched last February. Late on Saturday 9th December, he won the first edition of this transatlantic race, a qualifier for the next Vendée Globe.

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An official gourmet supplier for the Vendée Globe: Brioches Fonteneau

It's one of the gastronomic specialities of the Vendée, and like the Vendée Globe, it's helping to promote the territory around the world! The Vendée brioche, and especially the Brioches Fonteneau, are authentic recipes with a unique flavour from the Vendée heritage.

Thomas Ruyant et Morgan Lagravière arrivée en Martinique

Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière, winners of the Transat Jacques Vabre

The suspense lasted right to the end! After a postponed start, a modified course... The Vendée Globe skippers and their co-skippers taking part in the Transat Jacques Vabre - a multi-class race enrolled in the IMOCA championship - quickly had to choose their camp: take a northerly route or a southerly route to reach Martinique.

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Oxeva hosts the Vendée Globe 2024 digital platforms

For its 10th edition, the Vendée Globe is teaming up with Oxeva to host the race's digital platforms on its 100% French cloud: a website, an application and a high-traffic multimedia server, requiring performance and high availability. 

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D-366* before the Vendée Globe 2024

On 10 November 2024, the Vendée Globe skippers will set off on the 10th edition of the non-stop, non-assisted, single-handed round-the-world race. They will sail down the legendary Les Sables d'Olonne channel, cheered on enthusiastically by the public in Vendée, before setting off across the seas of the globe and attempting to beat Armel Le Cleac'h's record, by completing the 45,000-kilometre course in less than 74 days, 3 hours and 35 minutes.

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Zodiac, back in the Vendée Globe for the 10th edition

A pioneer in RIBs with 125 years' experience, Zodiac has been providing the RIB fleets of sailing event organisers for many years. For 2024, the brand is renewing its ties with the greatest of ocean races by becoming an official partner of the Vendée Globe. The 40 skippers, escorted by a safety fleet of 42 Zodiac RIBs, will set off across the seas of the globe.