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.
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.
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.
Ulysse Nardin is the Manufacture inspired by the Ocean, producing advanced timepieces for explorers in pursuit of freedom.
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.
Only what is made with the heart lasts in time!
Yacht Club de France, promoting yachting and sea racing since 1867.
Since its foundation in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen has never ceased its mission: to develop clothing that meets the requirements of professionals to help them stay and feel alive.
Be the skipper of your own boat!
With Virtual Regatta Offshore, take part in the world's most famous sailing races and compete against the skippers and hundreds of thousands of competitors in real time from your home.