Archivio della categoria Vendée Globe

(Actualité) – Armel One Year On

After famously finishing as runner up to François Gabart in 2013 and second to Michel Desjoyeaux in 2009, Armel Le Cléac'h won the Vendée Globe exactly one year ago today, January 19th.
Now, a year on from that historic, emotional day, the skipper of Banque Populaire has moved on and the Vendée Globes are behind him. But, he admits, the win he waited so long is with him all the time. He says there is not a day goes by that he does not think about his coveted Vendée Globe triumph at least once.

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(Actualité) – Close to zero?

Electric is now. So does that mean that stored thermal  energy, like diesel, is consigned to history?  This is a topic which is by no means new to the Vendee Globe. But for many years to the solo sailors who race unassisted, non stop around the world the 'zero option' appeared too restrictive, unreliable or complex to place complete faith in.

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(Actualité) – Putting Down Early Foundations, Essential for 2020

SAEM Vendée is an acronym which is well known to followers of the Vendée Globe. SAEM actually stands for Société Anonyme d'Economie Mixte and in this case is the organisation which is the actual organisers of the famous solo, non stop race around the world.
As 2018 starts there is a timely opportunity to take stock and to see how the event is expected to continue to grow, to develop and to innovate.

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(Actualité) – Vendée Globe, Round the World, Around the World

The last Vendée Globe race could be described as the most international edition yet because there were skippers representing seven different nations other than France. It was also the first time that there were entrants from the continents of Asia and Australasia as well as Europe and the USA. Of the 29 starters in 2016-17 nine were non French.

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(Actualité) – A World of His Own

Two circumnavigations. Two outstanding successes. From his Vendée Globe win at his first attempt in 2012, the youngest skipper ever to triumph in the famous solo non stop round the world race, to Sunday's incredible allcomers solo non stop round the world record of just 42 days and 16 hours , François Gabart is the same, driven individual that he always has been. He is in a world of his own, but he has changed a lot since winning the Vendée Globe as a 29 year old 'bizuth' in January 2013.

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