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VENDÉE: The 2016 Vendée Globe has been launched …

Vendée Globe: the world famous single-handed, round-the-world sailing race from Les Sables d’Olonne.

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The race was founded by Philippe Jeantot in 1989 and since 1992 has taken place every four years. The 2016–2017 edition is planned to start on Sunday, 6 November 2016.

As the only single-handed non-stop round-the-world race (in contrast to the VELUX 5 Oceans Race, which is sailed in stages), the race is a serious test of individual endurance, and is regarded by many as the ultimate in ocean racing.

Read more: http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/