will start on the 9th of singles round the world race Vendée Globe
June 8, world oceans day, the Board of Directors of SAEM Vendée, which conducts round the world race the Vendée Globe, has confirmed that the next 9th world starts from Les Sables-d’olonne in five months – November 8. How, in fact, planned.
Such confirmation is not the first, and every time the world sails he was greeted with a sigh of relief. Because the number of races that this year had to be cancelled because of the pandemic of coronavirus, the account does not give.
As the organizers of the Vendée Globe, 24 skipper, among them such famous as Jeremy Bau, Boris Hermann, Jean Le Cam and Alan mourning isn already fulfilled all the qualification standards and you can easily prepare for launch. Another 11, including Alex Thomson, sébastien Simon and Nicolas Troussel, must, as we have reported, to take part in the qualifying race Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’olonne, which will begin on July 4.
It remains to add that in the upcoming Vendée Globe can be set several records. So, at the start of the race, it is likely to come from 6 riders (17 percent of the fleet), and 12 skippers (34 percent) – not French.
Plus, the 17 skippers have already participated in the previous Vendée Globe. Finally, at the start there are 18 Volovich IMOCA 60.