The last transatlantic race before the Vendée Globe will start on 16th June 2020 from New York to Les Sables d'Olonne. Organised by the IMOCA Class, this classic event should bring together a top quality line-up with, for the sailors, a golden opportunity to measure themselves single-handed before the round the world race.

Supported by the department of Vendée and the town of Les Sables d'Olonne, the aim of this transatlantic race is to get sailors, boats and the region together in the best possible conditions to prepare for the big event in November 2020.

Nearly thirty skippers are expected at the start line at the foot of the Manhatttan buildings for a crossing of around ten days for the fastest.

Registrations are open until 1st March 2020 and the notice of race is available here