To launch the summer season, the festivities will begin on Friday 3rd June 2022 with the Grand Parade of the 2020 Vendée Globe Skippers, to celebrate these men and women of the sea.
This parade will take place on the Remblai in Les Sables d'Olonne. It will begin from Place de Strasbourg from 9.30pm to Casino des Atlantes and will be punctuated by a firework display visible from the Grande Plage.
A privileged moment of sharing between the public and the skippers who have made them dream of the open sea during this time of pandemic and confinement.
Maxime Sorel, V and B Mayenne 10th in the Vendée Globe
This Saturday 30th January, at 03 hours, 50 minutes, 15 seconds (UTC), Maxime Sorel crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne after 82 days, 14 hours, 30 minutes and 15 seconds at the end of this Vendée Globe. He finished 2 days, 10 h, 45 min after the winner, Yannick Bestaven.
Off the coast of Recife, Maxime Sorel is racing towards the doldrums, looking carefully at what is happening near the equator. But the solo sailor must also preserve his boat and especially his headsails...
Maxime Sorel, V and B-Mayenne "I realise how long the race will take"
"Temperatures are starting to drop, humidity levels are lower, it's a bit more bearable at the moment. During the day, it's impossible to sleep inside the boat. I wait until 6pm to go there. I took a nap last night and now I'm having a cup of tea with chocolate Fingers biscuits. I'm going to look at the weather and download the 4 am rankings.
Lab Coats And Foul Weather Gear? Vendée Globe skippers help with scientific data gathering
Ten weather data buoys, three Argo floats and three thermosalinographs are the key items of scientific measuring and recording equipment which will be taken by Vendée Globe skippers during this upcoming race.