Nicolas Troussel qualified for the Vendée Globe after completing 2,000 nautical miles (3,700 km) of solo sailing on the boat CORUM L'Epargne.

This official registration is another step forward in the project, which brings together Nicolas Troussel and CORUM L’Épargne and began what is now over 2 years ago. As a result, Nicolas Troussel will be able to participate in the Vendée Globe with his new CORUM L’Épargne built by the Mer Agitée yard.

Following on from this qualifying passage, Nicolas Troussel is getting back down to his preparation for the Vendée Globe 2020 with the support of a very high-level team of sailors including Sébastien Josse, Nicolas Lunven and Thomas Rouxel. From its port of registry in Lorient, the team is continuing the work undertaken since the boat’s launch on 5 May 2020 in a bid to make CORUM L’Épargne as reliable and high-performance as possible prior to the start of the race in early November. The goal: to be ready for a solo, unassisted round the world race set to last a little over two months.