Vendée Globe to start November 8!
Maintaining the start date of 8th November for the race is our goal and everything is being done to achieve that. In terms of racing, nothing prevents the race starting on 8th November, as long as the national authorities allow that to be the case. However for the Vendée Globe, which is a popular event and belongs to the local people, the presence of the public is important for us.
The organisers are therefore studying every possible situation to be able to welcome the public at an event like this in the economic and public health context, the evolution of which is hard to predict. The decision to keep Race HQ in Les Sables d’Olonne throughout the whole race will in fact help to ensure a maximum number of people can fully enjoy the Vendée Globe adventure.