“The Vendée Globe is the flagship race of the IMOCA Globe Series programme. The famous non-stop, unassisted, singlehanded round the world race, transcended its status as solely a sports event from its very first edition back in 1989. This quite unique human adventure has secured a very special place in the heart of the public who every four years follow this breathtaking epic, which crowns the achievements of great sailors. The 9th edition will set sail on 8 November 2020 from the iconic port of Les Sables d’Olonne in France’s Vendée region.

Thirty or so sailors will line up on the big day aboard ever more innovative monohulls, the majority of them equipped with foils, and eight latest generation boats have been built for this edition. The fleet is also shaping up to be one of the most international so far and might well set a new standard for gender diversity with five female sailors preparing for this legendary meeting the mixing of the sexes.

Official race pages and more information about the holy grail of solo sailors, click here

Source: Imoca

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