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.  

02 December 2020


Sébastien Simon has his race on hold as he heads north

Since hitting an object and damaging his starboard foil and the casing Sébastien Simon has put his race on hold. He has been under a deep reefed mainsail and the storm jib. His safety and that of the boat is now the most important thing. 


ARKEA PAPREC hits OFNI and damages starboard foil and casing

At 0820hrs UTC this morning, ARKEA PAPREC hit an unidentified floating object. The collision caused serious damage to the starboard foil. The skipper is coping with the situation with his shore team. Skipper Sébastien simon was not injured. 

26 November 2020


Simon, mixed feelings this morning

Sebastien Simon:

At the start of the 19th day at sea, Sébastien Simon's mindset is a bit mixed. Although he regrets the damage to his windvane - which is hindering him - and his more cautious strategy, the skipper of ARKEA PAPREC sees the positives in being in a good group and the prospect of diving into the first southern depression which is on the horizon

11 November 2020

On board

Sébastien Simon : "I was sea sick for the first time in my life"

Some news from Sébastien Simon (ARKEA PAPREC).


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