The 9th edition of the Vendée Globe will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday the 8th of November 2020. There are finally 37 candidates hoping to be at the start of the next Everest of the Seas.
This edition already promises to be very rich : nine new boats, a real confrontation between shipyards, half of the fleet equipped with foils, a record number of nationalities at the start, six women candidates, a great champion in disabled sports, and the return of the unmissable leading figures in off-shore racing.
This 2020-2021 vintage should be exhilirating and proves more than ever that the Vendée Globe is a real sporting and human adventure.
As announced by the President of the Race, Yves Auvinet, during the 1st skipper breefing on the 3rd of October, only 34 of them will be able to take the start on the 8th of November 2020.
Set off to discover the portraits of these women and men with strong characters who are hopeful of being part of the adventure in one year !
For this edition, the race village will open its doors on the 17th of October 2020. What’s new ? Most of it will remain installed during the whole race and until the finish.
You will thus be able to enjoy it fully and to discover the Vendée Globe Esplanade completely refurbished for the occasion.
Discover the Vendée Tourisme spécial Vendée Globe 2020 website and find all the practical information, Vendée Globe special deals, available accommodation as well as ideas for journeys in Vendée in order to enjoy the race and all that Vendée has to offer you.