On Monday 2nd May, six sailors competing in the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe will line up for the start of the Transat bakerly. Among them, five who are hoping to win both this legendary race across the North Atlantic and the iconic French solo round the world race next winter.
The Transat bakerly is one of the qualifying events for the Vendee Globe further confirming the special links between these two great events.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Out of the boatyard and into the water for Safran
In the early hours of Wednesday, March 30, under some rain but with an obliging tide, Safran was launched back into the water in Port-la-Forêt. Soon after, the team set about stepping the wing mast, a tricky phase followed by adjusting the outriggers to allow the mast to work efficiently.
The hours of nose pressed to resin are over, now is the time for the spray of the sea and rigorous adjustments that will make Safran a racing machine to be reckoned with by the competition.
Nueva regata oceánica: “Calero Marinas Solo Transat”
- Se trata de una regata clasificatoria para la mundialmente conocida vuelta al mundo en solitario, la Vendée Globe.
- El Real Club Náutico de Arrecife será el encargado de organizar el reto de 3000mn que saldrá de Lanzarote en abril.
Tres equipos IMOCA 60 ya se han inscrito para participar en la regata “Calero Marinas Solo Transat”: ), Sébastien Destremau (FaceOcean), Pieter Heerema (No Way Back) y Alan Roura (Un Vendée pour la Suisse), y será para cada uno de ellos su primera regata trasatlántica en sus nuevos barcos.
The 2016-2017 Vendée Globe HEADING FOR A RECORD-BREAKING 8TH EDITION
Paris, Wednesday 3rd February 2016
A top class sporting line-up with no fewer than nine nations taking part, Race HQ based at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, multi-screen international TV broadcasts, innovative digital and media arrangements… The eighth Vendée Globe already looks like being an exceptional vintage and confirms its place as the world’s leading ocean race and a major sporting event. Another new feature for this edition, henceforth a country will be the guest of honour. This time, it will be Brazil.
On Wednesday 3rd February in Paris, Yves Auvinet, President of the Vendée Council and SAEM Vendée, accompanied by Bruno Retailleau, President of the Pays de la Loire Region, Patricia Brochard, co-President of the Sodebo company and Lionel Pariset, commissioner in charge of maritime affairs for the town of Les Sables d’Olonne, presented the new features for the eighth Vendée Globe and the line-up of skippers for this 2016-2017 race.