Tag: Vendée Globe

  • VIDEO: Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) wins ninth Vendée Globe

    VIDEO: Yannick Bestaven (Maître Coq IV) wins ninth Vendée Globe

    Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe. Although he actually took the gun for third place off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at  03hrs 19mins 46 secs early this Thursday morning, because he carried a time compensation of 10 […]

  • An abandoning trio In Cape Town evoke the origin of the Vendee Globe

    An abandoning trio In Cape Town evoke the origin of the Vendee Globe

    British skipper Sam Davies confirmed her retirement from the Vendée Globe today as she arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. But while the race is over for her, and she joins compatriot Alex Thomson who abandoned on arrival yesterday, Davies says she would like to finish her course unofficially and complete her adventure if her […]

  • CORUM participates in the Vendée Globe 2020 with skipper Nicolas Troussel

    CORUM participates in the Vendée Globe 2020 with skipper Nicolas Troussel

    Nicolas Troussel, the French skipper, sponsored by CORUM Investments, has qualified for the Vendée Globe 2020, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing events, starting on 8 November in the French town of Les Sables-d’Olonne. The Vendée Globe is the only single-handed (solo) non-stop round the world yacht race, sailed without any assistance and often […]

  • Vendée Globe: Start Approved for 8th November

    Vendée Globe: Start Approved for 8th November

    With five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, almost all of the competitors have relaunched their boats and restarted their preparation for the ninth edition. Now is the time to look at some of the details concerning the key steps that lie ahead as the skippers prepare for 8th November. The […]

  • The 2020 Vendée Globe will start on 8th November

    The 2020 Vendée Globe will start on 8th November

    Preparations for the start of the next Vendée Globe are going ahead in an uncertain context in terms of public health and the economy. The Vendée Council and the SAEM Vendée are doing their utmost in conjunction with all the partners, skippers from the IMOCA class, their sponsors and public authorities to ensure arrangements for […]

  • More competitors at the start of the Vendée Globe

    More competitors at the start of the Vendée Globe

    On 8th November 2020, at 13:02, the 9th Vendée Globe will start from Les Sables–d’Olonne. Ever since its creation, the Vendée Globe – a sailing race round-the-world, solo, non-stop and without assistance – has been an essential reference in the world of offshore sailing. Driven by an ever-increasing popularity, the race attracts sailors from all […]

  • No plan B for Thomas Ruyant: “I will be there at the start of the 2020 Vendée Globe

    No plan B for Thomas Ruyant: “I will be there at the start of the 2020 Vendée Globe

    Early this week, Thomas Ruyant visited the Persico yard in Bergamo (Italy) to see how work was going on his future IMOCA, a Verdier designed boat that is due to be transferred to Lorient in June before she is launched in late July. At the same time, the skipper from the North of France continues […]

  • Vendée Globe: Kojiro Shiraishi wants to finish the job in 2020

    Vendée Globe: Kojiro Shiraishi wants to finish the job in 2020

    Kojiro Shiraishi was one of the stand-out figures in the 2016 Vendée Globe. The first Asian competitor to take part in the headline event in the IMOCA circuit, Kojiro Shiraishi was forced to retire after dismasting. The Japanese sailor would like to finish the job and will be trying his luck again in 2020 with […]

  • The IMOCA class continues to push forward

    The IMOCA class continues to push forward

    The IMOCA class held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 11th December in Paris. This gathering enabled the class to present its appraisal of what was a very positive 2018 season coming to a climax with an outstanding edition of the Route du Rhum, destination Guadeloupe. In fine fettle, the IMOCA has now included both […]

  • Belgian skipper Denis Van Weynbergh aiming for the 2020 Vendée Globe

    Belgian skipper Denis Van Weynbergh aiming for the 2020 Vendée Globe

    The new owner of Nandor Fa’s IMOCA, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh hopes to be able to compete in the Globe Series and reach a climax by taking part in the 2020 Vendée Globe. While for a long time, he has divided up his life between being head of a company and ocean racing, […]