Dear friends of the Vendée Globe, totally alone on their boat men and women take on the world’s oceans and all of the challenges that come their way. They are solo sailors at the peak of their game and there are adventurers looking for the ultimate long distance challenge on the water. There is the legendary channel of Les Sables d’Olonne, the passage out to the sea where the solo racers are bid farewell by the tens of thousands of well-wishers.
That is the same channel which welcomes them back, triumphant after conquering the globe. It is the most famous passage in ocean racing history and this year the Vendée Globe reaches its ninth edition. The race is all this and much, much more. It is the ultimate, seafaring epic which is brought into your life every four years. The emotions begin months before the start and finally subside long after the finish line is crossed. This newsletter invites you to discover and share the alone on their boat facing the ocean and its torments; runners shaped for performance and share the Vendée Globe.