Yannick Bestaven joins the group of official registrants. His qualification is validated, administrative formalities settled, he only has to concentrate on continuing to build miles to be guaranteed that he will be one of the 34 skippers expected at the start. For the La Rochelle sailor Bestaven this Vendée Globe will be quite different to the 2008-9 edition he first entered. This time he has a top drawer, totally up to date high-performance IMOCA 60 perfectly prepared which should draw all of his talent. Yannick Bestaven also initiated the use of hydrogenerators which have become essential for skippers on the Vendée Globe and other races.