Vendée Globe 2016 starts November 6th: 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. The eighth Vendée Globe will set sail from les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday 6th November 2016.
More info: vendeeglobe.org and Twitter: @VendeeGlobe
Vendee Globe 2016 route:
Daily summary 14 Days to go / Vendée Globe 2016:
Video above published Oct 23, 2016
15 Days to go / Vendée Globe 2016:
Video above published Oct 22, 2016
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