Immediately 18 winged IMOCA 60
will go to the start of the 9th round-the-world singles race Vendée Globe
On June 8, World Oceans Day, the board of directors of SAEM Vendée, which hosts the Vendée Globe round-the-world race, confirmed that the next, 9th round-the-world round will start from Le Sables d’Olonne five months later, on November 8th. As, in fact, was planned.
Such a confirmation is not the first, and every time in the world of sail he is met with a sigh of relief. After all, the number of races that this year had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic cannot be counted.
According to the organizers of Vendée Globe, 24 skippers, including such well-known as Jeremy Beiu, Boris Hermann, Jean Le Cam and Alan Raura, have already completed all qualification standards and can safely prepare for the start. 11 more, including Alex Thomson, Sebastien Simon and Nicolas Trussel, should, as we have already reported, take part in the Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne qualification race, which will begin on July 4.
It remains to add that in the upcoming Vendée Globe several records can be set at once. So, at the start of the race, it is likely that 6 racers (17 percent of the fleet) will go right away, and 12 skippers (34 percent) are not French.
Plus, 17 skippers have already participated in previous Vendée Globe. Finally, 18 Foil IMOCA 60s will launch.
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