Partners

Title partner

From the moment it began, the Vendée Globe yacht race has belonged to the hearts of a 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 yacht races in the world.

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Major partner

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.

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Officials Partners

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.

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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.

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Official Timekeeper

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

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Official Suppliers

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

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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.

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Technical suppliers

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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