Transat NY - Vendée


Imoca Globe Series championship event
© Thierry Martinez/Sea&Co
© Thierry Martinez/Sea&Co
© Thierry Martinez/Sea&Co
© Thierry Martinez/Sea&Co
Start date


Distance3 100 milles (5 741 km)
Race trackNew York (NY) - Les Sables d'Olonne (FRA)
Race directorJacques Caraës
IMOCA reference timeJérémie Beyou, Maître CoQ, 2016, 9j 16 h 57m 49s


The last meeting for the skippers before they set sail on the Vendée Globe, the Transat New York - Vendée (Les Sables d'Olonne) was created in 2016 by Open Sports Management and the IMOCA class, always with the primary aim of the internationalisation of the class.

The 3,100-mile course (5,741 km), takes the singlehanded sailors from Manhattan on a final transatlantic event that serves as an additional qualifying race for the ultimate IMOCA challenge. It’s the perfect opportunity for the participants to size up the competition just weeks before they get together in Les Sables d'Olonne once again for the start of the Vendée Globe.

In 2016, the Transat New York - Vendée was won by Jérémie Beyou (Maître CoQ), who set the initial reference time for the course of 9 days, 16 hours, 57 minutes and 49 seconds.