And it will be far, far more compelling than just about anything else, America’s Cup included. That’s a circus. The Vendee is not.
With five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, almost all of the competitors have relaunched their boats and restarted their preparation for sailing in the ninth edition. Now is the time to look at some of the details concerning the key steps that lie ahead as the skippers prepare for 8th November.
The start of the 9th Vendée Globe will take place on November 8th, off Sables d’Olonne. This was confirmed by the Board of Directors of SAEM Vendée, the organizing company of the Vendée Globe, this Monday, 8th June, a symbolic date since it is also World Ocean Day, five months before the Vendée Globe start.