Archivio della categoria Vendée Globe

(Actualité) – Dauris, the Master Of Maitre Coq

Jean-Marie Dauris is the boat captain of the IMOCA 60 Maître-CoQ working for skipper, Yannick Bestaven. The duo rely on the back up and support of Roland Jourdain and his company, Kairos. And all together they are working on the IMOCA for Bestaven who is also well known as the originator of the Watt & Sea hydrogenerators. 

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(Actualité) – Boris Herrmann: Perfect Planning, Realistic Goals

German skipper Boris Herrmann is in a perfect position when it comes to his plans for the 2020 Vendée Globe. He may not be set to start his first attempt at the non-stop solo round the world race armed with a brand new, latest generation boat, but his goal is to be on the start with the most reliable boat. He will have sailed more miles on his boat than most of the other skippers will have managed on theirs. 
 

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(Actualité) – Sodebo: part of the Vendée Globe history

The main partner of SAEM Vendée, locally based agri-food giants Sodebo have signed a new exclusive contract with the owners and organisers of the solo, non stop round the world race for the fifth consecutive Vendée Globe. It remains a mutually beneficial relationship which continues to work well for the race and for the sponsors who have grown alongside the race.

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(Actualité) – A Chance to Switch Off And Disconnect

During this February holiday period when most IMOCAs are still in the yard undergoing their winter refit, many of the Vendée Globe solo skippers, their teams and families, take a welcome opportunity to disconnect from the pressures of boatwork, planning, business and the stress of keeping everything rolling to schedule. One of the favourite destinations is the mountains for snowsports while others opt for adventurous, far flung destinations in keeping with the wanderlust that infects many solo sailors.

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(Actualité) – Where are they now? Bernard Gallay twice Vendée Globe skipper now a respected Yacht Broker.

After a chance encounter with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston – a meeting which developed into a lifetime friendship - Bernard Gallay became a solo racer who competed in two Vendée Globe races. 

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