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The Vendée Globe

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The Vendée Globe

At 1:02 pm on November 6th 2016, the eighth edition of the non-stop, solo, unassisted round-the-world sailing race will set sail from Les Sables-d'Olonne.


This global event takes place every four years.

The sailors then embark on a three-month race, alone, around the world's three great capes - the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), Cape Leeuwin (Australia) and Cape Horn (Chile) - on board their IMOCA60 single-hull boat. They then cross the Atlantic back to LesSables-d'Olonne. The Vendée Globe race covers in excess of 24.000 nautical miles.

Taking part in the Vendée Globe 2016/2017 will be some on the best sailors from France and around the world. The stage is now set for the eighth edition of this thrilling adventure !


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