Jean Le Cam, a new boat in the colours of Finistère and Armor-Lux
It was made official on Monday: Jean Le Cam's main partners will be the Finistère Departmental Council through its brand “Tout commence en Finistère”, and the textile company Armor-Lux, which is emblematic of this territory.
Around ten other partners from Finistère will be joining in the adventure through a Business Club. The IMOCA, a scow (a boat with a very rounded bow) with daggerboards, signed by the architect David Raison and co-designed with Eric Bellion (COMMEUNSEULHOMME Powered by Altavia) will be financed and equipped by the Crédit Agricole du Finistère, which is continuing its historic commitment to the famous 63 year old skipper.
03 May 2022
Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne
The grand parade 2020 Vendée Globe skippers
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.
The return of Jean Le Cam into the channel in the small hours of the morning was one of the high moments of this race so far. He was given the warmest welcome from the Les Sablais people who turned out at 0230hrs in the morning to see and listen to the words of King Jean
Jean Le Cam 8th across the kine and 4th overall on Yes We Cam!
On a wet, windy, unpleasant Thursday night it was at 19:19:55hrs UTC that Jean Le Cam crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe to take fourth place overall. Although he actually passed the line eighth, with his time compensation of 16hrs and 15minutes he moves up to fourth, in fact missing the podium by just 3hrs 19 mins 43 seconds.
Time Compensations To Skippers Involved In the Rescue of Kevin Escoffier
The International Jury of the 2020 Vendée Globe have published their decisions for time compensations awarded to three of the four skippers who were involved in the rescue operation for Kevin Escoffier during the period late afternoon and overnight Monday, November 30 when the skipper had to abandon his boat some 850 miles SW of Cape Town.