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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.


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.

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