Title partner

Département de la Vendée

From the moment it began, the Vendée Globe race has belonged to the hearts of our French département. Along with the Conseil Départemental de la Vendée, the town of Les Sables d’Olonne, the company SODEBO and the Région des Pays de la Loire, some thirty large companies from the Vendée department have come on board, making the Vendée the organiser of one of the greatest races in the world.

Major partner

Sodebo

French leader for fresh products catering, our family business has been over the past 40 years loyal and committed to everything it undertakes
We believe in the human side of things and it has been at the centre of our organisation, and of our involvement in sailing.
We believe in the strength of the collective and collaborative group, of meeting, sharing and exchanging... to build the future and face together all sorts of challenges.

Officials Partners

Les Sables d'Olonne

THE Vendée Globe city

Every four years, Les Sables d'Olonne becomes the center of the world. From the hopeful departure to the end of this round the world race, the pontoons of Port Olona give a warm welcome to the boats and to the single-handed adventurers who face this challenge.

The Pays de la Loire region

Open to others through human solidarity, its sense of community and the vitality of its youth; full of regional diversity, unique architectural heritage, varied landscapes and protected from the Loire Valley right up to the shores of the Atlantic; reaching out to the rest of the world through its innovative businesses, centres of excellence and major events: the Pays de la Loire region moves forward with minds wide open.

Official Timekeeper

Ulysse Nardin - Manufacture of Freedom

Ulysse Nardin is the Pioneering Manufacture inspired by the sea and delivering innovative timepieces to free spirits.

Official Suppliers

Éoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier

Eoliennes en mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier is the official Renewable Energies Supplier of the Vendée Globe 2020 edition.

HIGHFIELD, Official partner of the Vendée Globe 2020-2021

Highfield Boats is The World Leader in the construction of tenders and Ribs with Aluminium Hulls. With more than 4700 boats delivered in 2019, The Highfield Brand has become one of the largest and best know Rib Brands in the Global Market.

CLS

CLS is a global company and pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth, created in 1986. We are subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES) and CNP, an investment firm. Our mission is to create innovative space-based solutions to understand and protect our planet and to manage its resources sustainably.

Technical suppliers

ADINFO Group: the official provider for the Vendée Globe 2020-2021

The ADINFO Group has positioned itself as the specialist in providing IT solutions for SMEs.

COUGNAUD – the offsite construction French leader

COUGNAUD Group (1500 employees, annual turnover 304 M€) was founded 45 years ago in a French department named “Vendée”. Located in France’s main business regions, COUGNAUD now has a national scope.

France Location

France Location designs, constructs, develops and decorates temporary spaces for events since 50 years.

SEMAF

SEMAF, is a company that has been renting structures for more than 40 years, and is a major player in event throughout France

Comptoir de la mer

Established in 1979, Comptoir de la mer stands out by the originality of its concept which offers a shopping experience focused on the sea, with 66 shops located along the French coastline. Its history is also linked to maritime cooperatives, making Comptoir de la mer one of the pioneers of the social and solidarity economy.

Helly Hansen

Since its creation in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen has been creating professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive on the seas, as well as in the mountains or workplaces.

Honda Marine

With a rich history of more than 70 years, Honda is today the world's leading engine manufacturer present in many sectors such as motorcycles, automobiles, equipment products, aviation and others.

Yacht Club de France

Committed actor promoting navigation since 1867, the Yacht Club de France is proud to support the Vendée Globe organization.

Virtual Regatta

Since its creation in 2006, the game Virtual Regatta meets a dazzling success. It allows anyone to confront to all the sailors of the physical world, as well as the enthusiasts from all over the world.

Canard-Duchêne

The House Canard-Duchêne is proud to be the Official Champagne supplier of the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe Villages in the reception areas for the general public and hospitality.

MACSF

For over 80 years, MACSF (Mutual insurance company for the French medical corps), leading insurer for health care professionals, has served all persons pursuing a health career in France, in private practice or at hospital.

CCI Vendée

The Vendee Chamber of Commerce and Industry encourages and promotes the development of the local business economy.  We work in partnership with local authorities and government departments, but primarily in close relationship with companies of all sizes and sectors of activity: industry, tourism, services, retail trade. We support all those managing or starting new companies by offering them a wide range of useful services.

Amazon Web Services

For 14 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS provides on-demand IT around the world, in just few clicks. Organizations of every type, size, and industry are using the cloud for a wide variety of use cases, such as data backup, disaster recovery, email, virtual desktops, software development and testing, big data analytics, and customer-facing web applications. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to become more agile and lower costs.

Gautier

Manufacturer of design and contemporary furniture, the Gautier group, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has grown in France and around the world thanks to a family passionate about entrepreneurship, challenge and close-knit teams.

Groupe Vtech

Since its creation in 2002, Groupe Vtech has cultivated its innovative spirit and human commitment. Benefiting from a strong event experience in the Vendée, the group is continuing its nautical adventure alongside the Vendée Globe 2020-2021.

Adrena

ADRENA SOFTWARE, EXPLORE THE WORLD WITH US

ADRENA is a company specialized in navigation software and performance analysis. Located near Nantes in France, Adrena provides three ranges of product for regatta and offshore race – First, Standard and Pro and a new cruising software. Thanks to a complete and progressive offer that fits any level of sailing, the software satisfies the amateur through to professional teams alike. 

C-MAP

Founded in Northern Italy in 1985 with a mission to serve boaters worldwide, C-MAP has 35 years’ experience creating marine cartography and services for all types of boater, from casual cruiser to round-the-world racers.

E.Leclerc Olonne sur Mer

Opened in Olonne sur Mer in 1989, your E.Leclerc center has always wanted to be at the heart of the event. Since the 1st edition, we have supported many skippers with food donations.

Les Jardins de Gally

And business becomes fertile!

Les Jardins de Gally cultivates nature in the heart of urban life places: companies, retail, hotels and restaurants and individuals. Plants give life to these spaces, in all forms: indoor plants and landscapes, outdoor gardens and terraces, fruits in the office, but also rental of plants and decorations for events. Design, production, maintenance and even animation: the nature dimension is approached in project mode, to physically embody the values ​​of each organization, over time.

Enedis

Enedis is responsible for the distribution of electricity for 95% of mainland France. A public service company, Enedis employs more than 36,000 people serving 36 million customers. It develops, operates, modernises and maintains the largest electricity network in Europe with 1.4 million kilometers of electricity network (220 and 20,000 Volts), manages the associated data while ensuring compliance with the rules of confidentiality, and carries out all associated services, for example, connection, repair, meter reading, etc.

Mourat

Located on the far south-west of the Loire Valley, tempered by a gentle sea breeze, the A.O.C. Fiefs Vendéens stand out for their originality. Here you will not find any slate-roofed houses or cellars carved in the local stonework. The Vendée already faces south – and it’s here you will find the Vignobles Mourat nestled in the foothills of the Massif Armoricain.

ICOM

ICOM France: Technical Supplier of the Vendée Globe 2020 – 2021

ICOM FRANCE, based in Toulouse, distributes radio and navigation maritime, terrestrial, aeronautical, amateur or public facilities.

BENETEAU

For the 5th year running BENETEAU is an official Vendée Globe supplier, making a fleet of 18 motorboats available to the organizers, made up of the latest Swift Trawler, Antarès, Gran Turismo and Barracuda line models. 

Vendée Bières Boissons, technical supplier of the Vendee Globe

For more than 50 years, the Vendée Bières Boissons company of the Berthelot group has been your drinks distributor in New Aquitaine and Vendée through its 7 warehouses. Specialising in catering distribution (cafés, hotels and restaurants), we offer a whole range of products and services for your company or association.

KRONENBOURG, TECHNICAL SUPPLIER OF THE VENDEE GLOBE 2020-2021

KRONENBOURG, FRENCH BREWER FOR MORE THAN 350 YEARS

French subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group since 2008 and brewer in Alsace since 1664, Kronenbourg is the leading French brewer.

La Poste

La Poste is a state-owned public limited company, subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts and the State.

Le Groupe La Poste is structured around five core business units: Services-Mail-Parcels, La Banque Postale, Network La Poste, GeoPost and Digital Services. The Group operates out of 47 countries on four continents. La Poste's 17,000 postal retail outlets make it France's leading local business network, serving 1.3 million customers every day.

SNCF

SNCF is a global leader in passenger and freight transport services, including management of the French rail network, with revenue of €35 billion in 2019, of which one-third on international markets.

Thomas Brioche, the Official Brioche of the Vendée Globe

Pioneer and first manufacturer of Brioches Vendéennes Label Rouge, Thomas Brioche and his collaborators knead day and night in Essarts in the bocage, in Vendée, authentic and tasty sweet and savoury local specialities.

French Navy

FRENCH NAVY and its specificity of military profession

On all the world's oceans, 365 days a year, the French Navy ensures the safety and protection of the French maritime space. At sea, on land and in the air, its 39,000 seamen carry out intelligence, prevention, intervention, protection and deterrence missions. The French Navy permanently deploys 35 warships at sea, at least one sub-surface ballistic nuclear, 5 aircraft, as well as its naval warships and special forces naval commandos. Every days, 5,000 seamen are deployed on operations.

Join us for the VENDEE LIVE at 1330hrs (French time) and VENDEE FLASH at 1830hrs (French time)