New York

The Vendée Globe switches to American time

With 6 months to go before the start of its 10th edition, the Vendée Globe is making an American aside! The last qualifying and selection race for the solo round the world race, the New York Vendée Les Sables d'Olonne, will set sail in 15 days time, on 29 May, at 20h00 French time.

In brief

Vendée U shops, official suppliers to the Vendée Globe

Élodie Bonnafous et Alexis Loison sur le Trophée BPGO en 2022

BPGO, from the Figaro circuit to the Vendée Globe

While Banque Populaire is committed to the skipper Armel Le Cleac'h, who won the Vendée Globe in 2016 with the Bank and still holds the record for the fastest race time, Banque Populaire Grand Ouest completes the national commitment by bringing its sponsorship policy to the Grand Ouest, as close as…

Yoann Richomme

Yoann Richomme, winner of The Transat CIC

It's quite simple, when Yoann Richomme - the skipper of Paprec Arkéa - competes in a solo IMOCA race, he wins!

New colours for Thomas Ruyant's IMOCA Vulnerable
In brief

Thomas Ruyant and Sam Goodchild's IMOCA boats renamed Vulnerable

Glacier en Antarctique

Icebergs, navigation and sea level

In the old days, icebergs in the Antarctic could completely disrupt shipping routes. Today, the number of icebergs is directly linked to changes in sea levels.

Fortinet - Best Western sailing

How do skippers deal with the notion of time on a round the world race?

As we prepare to change time and move to summer time, we take a look at the perception of time, time differences and the relationship with the clock when you're so far offshore. Romain Attanasio (Fortinet-Best Western) and Éric Bellion (Stand as One) analyse this essential aspect of life on board.

Official Vendée Globe X Ulysse Nardin watch
Official Vendée Globe X Ulysse Nardin watch
Fortinet - Best Western sailing
Fortinet - Best Western sailing
Yoann Richomme working on the weather aboard Paprec Arkéa

How does the weather forecast work?

Weather is more than just an everyday conversation. It is based on sophisticated models and considerable technological advances. On this World Weather Day, let's take a look at the basics, which will help us to understand what skippers are experiencing around the world this winter.

Vendée Globe village

Official supplier, Cougnaud builds over 5,000 m2 of temporary spaces

Cougnaud, builder of living and working spaces, continues to go beyond old conventions by rethinking the way we build. Fast, agile, responsible, limiting or neutralising the carbon impact of construction, Cougnaud is working to change the sector through off-site construction.


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The ocean covers 70% of the surface of our planet

Chantier hiver 2024 team Groupe Dubreuil
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Etrave IMOCA Hublot

At the heart of winter refit: where do we stand with the job list?

For the IMOCA teams, winter means work in the yard. While the skippers are taking this much-needed time to rest, the technical teams are busy at work! The expression "job list" is on everyone's lips. With the Vendée Globe and two solo transatlantic races underway, there's no time to lose. But what…

Kojiro Shiraishi Vendée Globe 2020

UNESCO and the Vendée Globe: together for a better understanding of the ocean

As part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the Vendée Globe and UNESCO are joining forces to mark a new milestone after ten years of joint efforts between UNESCO and the IMOCA Class.

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…