03 November 2016

Just a Few Days To Go Until Start of Sailing's Vendée Globe 2016

Daily summary 5 Days to go / Vendée Globe 2016:

Video above published Nov 1, 2016 - 2016 Vendée Globe starts November 6

Daily summary 06 Days to go / Vendée Globe 2016:
Video above published Oct 31, 2016

2016 Vendée Globe route
2016 Vendée Globe route
The Vendée Globe involves sailing around the world alone, without stopping and without assistance, setting sail from and finishing in Les Sables d’Olonne, after rounding the three legendary capes: The Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Cape Leeuwin in Southern Australia and the infamous Cape Horn at the tip of South America. Sailing twice in the North and South Atlantic – on the way down and on the way back – and sailing around Antarctica by crossing the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Like many other major international sporting events (the Olympics, World Cup, etc) it has been organised every four years since 1989. This event combines human endeavour and technology, and is raced on 60-foot monohulls (18.28 m), IMOCA boats. The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe will begin from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday 6th November 2016. More info: vendeeglobe.org

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