More competitors at the start of the Vendée Globe

Fleet at start of the Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 6th, 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee GlobeFlotte au départ du Vendée Globe, aux Sables d'Olonne le 6 Novembre 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee Globe

Nearly 400 days from the start, the number of candidates – 34 so far – already represents a first record for this 2020/2021 edition. The closing date for application is set on 1st November 2019 and the list of contenders is thus still likely to change. In order to anticipate and support the involvement of many projects, Yves Auvinet, President of the SAEM Vendée – organizing company of the Vendée Globe – has announced that the Vendée Globe will welcome up to 34 competitors instead of 30.

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