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Photo credits: B. Stichelbaut / Sea&Co Read more
Saturday, February 9, 2013

Cali, the gentleman

Arnaud Boissières and his so-called ‘veranda’ rounded off the Vendée Globe in eighth position. It wasn’t quite where the captain had wanted to be, given his desire to i...
Photo credits: Thierry Martinez / Sea & Co Read more
Friday, February 8, 2013

Wavre, the insatiable

The laughing eyes of Dominique Wavre behind his roundtheworld glasses have been part and parcel of the Vendée Globe for the past four editions. The skipper of Mirabaud crossed the finish line i...
Photo credits: Vincent Curutchet / DPPI Vendée Globe Read more
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The little anecdotes that forge great tales…

Jean-Pierre Dick, aboard Virbac-Paprec 3, fourth in the Vendée Globe after 2,600 miles without a keel!A fantastic race, within sight of the podium, ultimately resulted in a  glorifying hum...
Alex Thomson and Union Jack Read more
Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Alex Thomson makes the Vendée Globe podium

There was further emotion in Les Sables d’Olonne this Wednesday morning with Alex Thomson crossing the finish line on Hugo Boss at sunrise to take 3rd place in this 7th Vendée Globe. It w...
Photo credits: Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI Vendée Globe Read more
Sunday, January 27, 2013


François Gabart aboard MACIF wins the Vendée Globe in 78 days 2 hours, a matter of hours ahead of Armel le Cléac’h on Banque Populaire. It’s the denouement of a duel w...
Photo credits: Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI Vendée Globe Read more
Saturday, January 26, 2013

On the Eve of the Big Day

The sun has set in Les Sables d’Olonne. Everything’s in place to give the winner of the Vendée Globe 2012-2013 the welcome he deserves. He’s expected to cross the finish tomor...
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Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Vendée Globe skippers rally around Bernard Stamm

Without passing comment on the jury’s decision, the majority of the skippers competing in the Vendée Globe have expressed their support for Bernard Stamm in the context of his request to ...
Photo credit: François Van Malleghem / DPPI / Safran Read more
Thursday, December 20, 2012

SAFRAN Group invites IMOCA to share in its analysis

Since the damage, which led Marc Guillemot to retire from the Vendée Globe, the experts from SAFRAN Group have been analysing the causes of the keel breakage.There have been considerable means ...
M.Guillemot with A. Gautier and R. Jourdain following his retiring from the race Read more
Saturday, November 17, 2012

A race start equal to the difficulty of the Vendée Globe.

The Vendée Globe is the toughest race on IMOCA’s event schedule, as well as being the toughest race in the world! One skipper, one boat, one circumnavigation of the Globe without stopover...
Luc Talbourdet and Sir Keith Mills shaking hands at the start of the Press Point Read more
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Open Sports Management and IMOCA share their plans

Following on from the announcement of the collaboration between IMOCA and Open Sports Management (OSM), media were invited on Friday 9th November in Les Sables d’Olonne to meet with Luc Talbourd...

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