The boats'launched come out for the next races to come.
Watch the team in action in Port-la-Forêt.
JP.Dick: "Left there are 11 days in Cascais, I just complete my training tonight solo aboard StMichel-Virbac! After traveling 3,600 miles solo between the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, the Azores and Lorient, the equivalent of a Route du Rhum, I am qualified to The Transat and the Vendée Globe. That's great !"
Wow... Looks like there's some kind of surgery work going on here
Brains and experts hands at work! Can't wait to see how this IMOCA60 gem performs in the coming races! Voile Banque Populaire
The teams had until last Monday 15 February to sign up for the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne).
Now D-Day minus 100 we’re looking at a high-level and variety of fleet for this Vendée Globe warm-up!
17 solo riders entered for a first edition, including 6 of the 7 foilers and some solid challengers!
Following the publication of the 4th edition Barcelona World Race pre-announcement, the leaders of the IMOCA class met with FNOB officials in Barcelona in order to ensure the success of the next edition of the race, to be held in 2018-2019.IMOCA class and FNOB already work for the 4th edition Race
A top class sporting line-up with no fewer than nine nations taking part, Race HQ based at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, multi-screen international TV broadcasts, innovative digital and media arrangements... The eighth Vendée Globe already looks like being an exceptional vintage and confirms its place as the world’s leading ocean race and a major sporting event. Another new feature for this edition, henceforth a country will be the guest of honour. This time, it will be Brazil.THE 2016 VENDÉE GLOBE, HEADING FOR A RECORD-BREAKING EDITION
As has been widely announced over the past few days, the first major press conference presenting the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe will take place today in Paris (Wednesday 3rd February) from 1400hrs UTC. Most of the skippers planning to compete in the 2016 race will be attending and no fewer than 200 journalists are expected to talk about the event with nine months to go to the start. In order to share this exceptional event with you, please find below the arrangements allowing you to follow the press conference on the various Vendée Globe media.FOLLOW THE VENDÉE GLOBE PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY
Let's go for the season 2015-2016 of the Championnat du Monde IMOCA Ocean Masters!