With a wind around 16kn, the sailing conditions during the start at 2.30 pm UTC of the Vendée Arctique should be ideal, and the Foiler-Open 60 will rush off at top speeds! The approximately 3,600-mile route to the Arctic Circle and back to Les Sables via the Azores should take 10-12 days of racing. For the second half of the race, rather sluggish conditions have been forecast. Among the 20 solo skippers are 4 women, with Samantha Davis GBR as one of the co-favorites. You can follow the start this afternoon beginning 2.15 pm UTC on this website . —– The news.—– The start of the virtual Vendée-Arctique will take place today by noon as well, and participation is still possible!