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Dominique Wavre focused on the upcoming Vendee Globe By Vendee Globe, 7:19 PM Thu 9 Feb 2012
The 2012 Vendee Globe is set to get underway on 10 November, 2012. Skipper Dominique Wavre is not counting on getting much more rest during the upcoming winter as he will be focusing on the event. His monohull Mirabaud is being fine-tuned, while he has started a long programme to prepare himself physically. ...[more]

Liz Wardley to contest 2012 Vendee Globe By Vendee Globe, 7:31 AM Thu 9 Feb 2012
Sailor Liz Wardley has just announced her participation in the 2012 Vendee Globe. This comes after her signing of a three-year long partnership with a sponsor, whose name is set to be revealed on 9 March in La Roche-sure-Yon in Vendee. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Interview with Marc Guillemot By Soazig Guého, 10:55 PM Tue 10 Jan 2012
Vendée Globe - The clock is ticking faster and faster, as we move towards the start of the Vendée Globe: the starting gun will be fired in Les Sables d’Olonne ten months from now marking the start of three months of being alone. As we enter the New Year, Marc Guillemot tells us more. ...[more]

Transat B to B - Safran sets off from Saint Barts By Soazig Guého, 6:08 AM Tue 6 Dec 2011
Marc Guillemot aboard Safran set off from Saint Barts in the Transat B to B at 1400 GMT (1500 CET today amid a light easterly wind that blew about 12 knots. At total of eight solo sailors took to the water for a 3300 mile journey across the Atlantic to the Lorient in Brittany. 'It may not be that enjoyable, but is an excellent way to prepare for the Vendée Globe,' explained the skipper ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Samantha Davies announces intention to compete By Nicky Moore, 8:39 PM Sat 3 Dec 2011
Vendée Globe 2012 - British yachtswoman Samantha Davies was at the Nautic de Paris Boat Show today, where she officially announced her intention to compete in the 2012/13 Vendée Globe. Her lead sponsor for the race will be Brittany-based firm Savéol, France's biggest tomato producer. ...[more]

Vendée Globe skippers to compete in Transat Jacques Vabre By Vendée Globe, 6:49 PM Mon 24 Oct 2011
Vendée Globe - Out of the thirteen monohulls that will be setting sail in the Transat Jacques Vabre on 30th October from Le Havre, 11 will be sailed by skippers that will be lining up for the start of the 2012 Vendée Globe. With a year to go to the start of the non-stop solo round the world race, this transatlantic race resembles a rehearsal for the skilled sailors ...[more]

Vendée Globe announces Italian Team Plastique as new entry By Vendée Globe, 7:05 PM Sat 22 Oct 2011
Vendée Globe - The Franco-Italian skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto announced recently that he will be lining up at the start of the next Vendée Globe. At 0915 hrs on Wednesday 19th October, he launched his monohull bearing the name Team Plastique in the harbour in Les Sables d'Olonne, a boat that is in fact none other than Arnaud Boissières’s former Akena. ...[more]

Vendée Globe - Mike Golding's monohull relaunched By Vendée Globe, 10:14 PM Tue 20 Sep 2011
The monohull Gamesa came out of the Green Marine boat yard in Hythe, Great Britain, last Tuesday and will be christened by Princess Anne at the Southampton Boat Show, on 20th September. For Mike Golding, this is the first step on the way to his ultimate goal of becoming the first British sailor to win the Vendée Globe. ...[more]

Vendée Globe 2012 - Mike Golding announces partnership with Gamesa By Mike Golding, 9:51 PM Wed 29 Jun 2011
Vendée Globe 2012 - Mike Gold announces his intentions to compete in the non-stop solo around the world race with the support of new partner and sponsor Gamesa. ...[more]

Vendee Globe is Gabart's next challenge By Vendée Globe, , 6:40 AM Mon 20 Jun 2011
Vendée Globe 2012 has drawn significant attention from the rising star in the Figaro Bénéteau circuit who has never attempted to conceal the fact that among his dream events, the Vendée Globe is at the top of the list. ...[more]

Vendée Globe 2012 - Cheminées Poujoulat passes righting test By Vendée Globe, 5:16 PM Mon 16 May 2011
Bernard Stamm’s brand new 60-foot boat was lowered into the water on Thursday in La Ciotat in Southern France. On Friday morning, the monohull successfully passed the 180° test, before her mast was stepped. The Swiss skipper will now be able to begin his busy schedule leading up to the 2012 Vendée Globe, which remains his main goal. ...[more]

Vendée Globe 2012 - Armel Le Cléac’h signs on for Banque Populaire By Vendée Globe, 9:02 AM Wed 13 Apr 2011
The French bank Banque Populaire has just announced that it will be taking part in the Vendée Globe 2012 and that it has chosen Armel Le Cléac'h as skipper. ...[more]

Vendée Globe sailor Conrad Humphreys makes a return to solo sailing By Teresa Page, , 8:16 AM Wed 16 Feb 2011
Vendée Globe sailor, Conrad Humphreys launches a new sailing campaign that will commence with La Solitaire du Figaro. The programme will kick off in 4 weeks time with the first qualification event, La Solo Les Sables Massif Marine, which will start in Port Olona, the home of the Vendée Globe. ...[more]

Vendee Globe 2012-2013: Virbac Paprec 3 first entry By Vendée Globe, , 9:50 AM Sun 13 Feb 2011
Vendée Globe - Jean-Pierre Dick has become the very first person to sign up for the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe. Aboard his Virbac-Paprec 3, he will be aiming for the Holy Grail of sailing. The announcement was made today, Friday 11th February off Tasmania, as he led the way in the Barcelona World Race, as part of a double-handed crew with Loïck Peyron. ...[more]

Vendée Globe 2012 - Marc Guillemot and the Safran Group to line up By Soazig Guého, 5:51 AM Fri 17 Dec 2010
Vendée Globe 2012 is what the Safran Group, which has been alongside Marc Guillemot since 2005, decided to give some time to the skipper to think about whether he wanted to take part in or not. He has now given his answer. On the 11th November 2012, the skipper from la Trinité will indeed be there on the starting line of the legendary round the world race aboard his 60-foot monohull Safran. ...[more]

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