the VENDÉE GLOBE – The date of the start of the Vendée Globe 2019-2020 has been maintained in the month of November next, despite the context of health uncertain. Discover the route of this mythical race in the single handed sailing as well as the names of the participants vying to beat the record for Armel The Cléac’h.

Summary Dates Course Participants Record Charts

Created in 1989 by the browser Philippe Jeantot, supported by Philippe de Villiers, then president of the region, Vendée Globe is considered to be one of the races toughest on the planet. The originality of this round-the-world sailing is, in effect, that it does solo, non-stop and without assistance . In other words, none of the participants can embark a other person on his boat, except in case of emergency (but the competitor is rescued out of the ranking). Browsers can not put a foot to the ground, but they may, in case of problem, return to les Sables d’olonne and return to the starting line, all within a limit of ten days after the departure. Finally, it is impossible to be granted any assistance, medical or technical. If necessary, the browser is also downgraded. The ninth edition is planned for the end of the year 2020.

at what date will be given the start of the Vendee Globe 2020 ?

The departure date of the Vendée Globe is traditionally set for the month of November, because the weather conditions are, at this time, more favorable (it is summer in the southern hemisphere). The start is always given on a Sunday, to promote the media coverage of the race. A query is without a doubt supported by the sponsors that give their name to the craft (such as for the cycling teams). It is also to allow a large number of spectators to attend the event. Each year, hundreds of thousands of onlookers go on-site to cheer the sailors on the occasion of the grand depart. This year, the start of the race is scheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2020, probably at mid-day. Despite the risks of the spread of coronavirus, the organizers have decided to keep this date and reflect the conditions of reception of the public on the occasion of the departure.

The date of arrival , it is, of course, is not fixed in advance, since it depends on the performance of web browsers and climatic conditions. In the previous edition, the winner, Armel Le cléac’h had completed the race in just over 74 days, setting a new record.

the map of The route of the Vendee Globe 2020

the route of The Vendée Globe is round the world from west to east. The start is given of the bay of les Sables d’olonne and then the competitors go down the Atlantic Ocean from north to south, leaving on the port, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin, Cape Horn, and, to starboard, the Antarctic continent. Then, the participants go back to the south Atlantic to the north and the arrival is considered, it also, in the bay of les Sables d’olonne. In total, the theoretical course is equivalent to 24 394 miles, which corresponds approximately to 39, 250 miles.

The list of participants in the Vendee Globe 2020

To validate their registration to the next Vendée Globe, the participants had to submit an application no later than November 1, 2019 and then validate their qualification (to be obtained by the skippers who have completed one of the following races : the last Vendée Globe, the Route du Rhum in 2018, the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2019, The Transat 2020, New York Vendée 2020). A further selection is then carried out if more than 30 registered its registered, 4 wild cards that can also be assigned. They are for the time 35 to be hoped for the race :

Fabrice Amedeo — Newrest — Art Windows & Romain Attanasio — Pure Jéremie Beyou – Charal Arnaud Boissières – La Mie Caline — Artisans Artipôle Samantha Davies — Initiatives-Cœur, Jean Le Cam — Yes We Cam Miranda Merron — Campaign of France-Maxime Sorel (V and B – Mayenne) Pip Hare (Pip Hare Ocean Racing) Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group), Yannick Bestaven (Master Rooster), Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) Clarisse Cream (Popular Bank) Kevin Escoffier (PRB), Thomas Ruyant (Advens for Cybersecurity) Benjamin Dutreux (Water Family) Alexia Barrier – 4 My Planet Louis Burton — Bureau Valley 2 Conrad Colman – Ethical Racing Didac Costa Manuel Cousin — Group Sétin Sébastien Destremeau – FaceOcean Clément Giraud — Off Boris Hermann — Maliza II — Yacht Club de Monaco’s Ari Huusela — Ariel 2 Isabelle Joschke — MACSF Stéphane Le Diraison – Time For Oceans Erik Nigon — Towards a world without aids Alan Roura – The Manufactures Damien Seguin — Group Apicil Kojiro Shiraishi — DMG Mori Sébastien Simon — Arkea Paprec Alex Thomson — Hugo Boss Armel Tripon – L’occitane en Provence Nicolas Troussel — Corum Savings What is the record speed of the Vendée Globe ?

The Vendée Globe 2020-2021 give rise to a new record of speed ? In 2017, Armel Le cléac’h had surpassed the mark set four years earlier by François Gabart, winning the event in 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds , which is four days better than its compatriot.

Winners of the Vendée Globe : the winners list