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Vendee Globe sets sail on Saturday 10th November

The famous Vendee Globe challenge sets off from Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday 10th November so why not put the date in your diary and come along and give the yachts and crews a rousing send off. If you have never heard of it the Vendee Globe is a round-the-world, single handed challenge, sailed non stop and without assistance. Founded in 1989 this is now a major sporting event, run every four years (so if you miss this one you’ll have to wait until 2016 for the next). The course is essentially a circumnavigation along the clipper route from Les Sables d’Olonne, down the Atlantic ocean to the Cape of Good Hope; then clockwise around Antarctica, keeping Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn to port; then back to Les Sables d’Olonne.

You can see the full route as well as get further details of the race at the official website here.