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Vendée Globe

Organizer : Saem Vendée
Season : 2015-2016 Season
Scheduled start on : Sunday, November 6, 2016   13:02
Features : around the world, solo
Total number of milles : 24000
OSR Category : 0
Route : Les Sables d'Olonne - Les Sables d'Olonne
Vendée Globe
SOLO, NON STOP AND WITHOUT ASSISTANCE
The Vendée Globe is still the only non-stop solo round the world race without assistance. The event was created in the spirit of the Golden Globe, which was in 1968 the first non-stop solo round the world race via the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn). Out of the nine pioneers, who set sail in 1968, only one made it back to Falmouth on 6th April 1969 after 313 days at sea, the British sailor, Robin Knox-Johnston. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston thus became the first sailor to sail alone around the world without stopping…
Twenty years later, the French sailor Philippe Jeantot, following on from his two wins in the BOC Challenge (the solo round the world race with stopovers), came up with the idea of a new solo round the world race, but this time a non-stop race. The Globe Challenge was born, and a few editions later this became the Vendée Globe. On 26th November 1989, thirteen sailors set off in this first edition, which would last more than three months. Only seven made it back to les Sables d’Olonne.
Since then, the first seven editions of what the public refers to as the Everest of the seas, have enabled 138 sailors to line up at the start of the Vendée Globe, while only 71 have managed to cross the finishing line. This figure alone expresses the huge difficulty of this global event, where sailors face icy cold conditions, mountainous waves and leaden skies in the Southern Ocean. The Vendée Globe is above all a voyage to the ends of the sea and deep down into the sailor’s soul. It has been won by some of the greatest names in sailing: Titouan Lamazou, Alain Gautier, Christophe Auguin, Vincent Riou and François Gabart. Only one sailor has won it twice: Michel Desjoyeaux, in 2001 and 2009. The race record is held by François Gabart with a time of 78 days.
The eighth Vendée Globe will set sail from les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday 6th November 2016.

Entries/ranking

Boats Crew Ranking Time
Banque Populaire (FRA 18) LE CLEAC'H Armel
1 74j 03h 35min 46s
HUGO BOSS (GBR 99) THOMSON Alex
2 74j 19h 35min 15s
Maître CoQ (FRA 19) BEYOU Jérémie
3 78j 06h 38min 40s
StMichel - Virbac (FRA 06) DICK Jean-Pierre
4 80j 01h 45min 45s
Queguiner - Leucémie Espoir (FRA 29) ELIES Yann
5 80j 03h 11min 09s
Finistère Mer Vent (FRA 01) LE CAM Jean
6 80j 06h 41min 54s
Bureau Vallée (FRA 35) BURTON Louis
7 87j 21h 45min 49s
Spirit Of Hungary (HUN 77) FA Nándor
8 93j 22h 52min 09s
COMMEUNSEULHOMME (FRA 1000) BELLION Eric
9 99j 04h 56min 20s
LA MIE CÂLINE (FRA 14) BOISSIERES Arnaud
10 102j 20h 24min 09s
Newrest - Matmut (FRA 56) AMEDEO Fabrice
11 103j 21h 01min 00s
La Fabrique (SUI 07) ROURA Alan
12 105j 20h 10min 32s
Great American IV (USA 37) WILSON Rich
13 107j 00h 48min 18s
One Planet One Ocean (ESP 33) COSTA Didac
14 108j 21h 50min 45s
Famille Mary - Etamine du Lys (FRA 72) ATTANASIO Romain
15 109j 22h 04min 00s
100% Natural Energy (NZL 80) COLMAN Conrad
16 110j 03h 58min 41s
No Way Back (NED 160) HEEREMA Pieter
17 116j 09h 24min 12s
TechnoFirst FaceOcean (FRA 69) DESTREMAU Sébastien
18 124j 12h 38min 18s
Initiatives-Coeur (FRA 109) DE LAMOTTE Tanguy
ABD
Le Souffle du Nord (FRA 121) RUYANT Thomas
ABD
Edmond De Rothschild (FRA 16) JOSSE Sébastien
ABD
SMA (FRA 1859) MEILHAT Paul
ABD
SAFRAN (FRA 25) LAGRAVIERE Morgan
ABD
Bastide - Otio (FRA 30) DE PAVANT Kito
ABD
MACSF (FRA 62) DE BROC Bertrand
ABD
PRB (FRA 85) RIOU Vincent
ABD
La Compagnie du Lit - Boulogne Billancourt (FRA 92) LE DIRAISON Stéphane
ABD
Kilcullen Voyager - Team Ireland (GBR 03) O'COINEEN Enda
ABD
Spirit Of Yukoh (JPN 11) SHIRAISHI Kojiro
ABD

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