La Rochelle — Vendee Globe Race start. 2 days on board.Boarding in: La Rochelle
Boarding on: 07.11.2020 18:00
Departure: 07.11.2020 21:00
Port of destination: Vendee Globe Race start. 2 days on board.
Arrival: 09.11.2020 10:00
Debarkation before: 09.11.2020 11:00
Days on board: 2
Participation fee: 295€
We invite you to come see the start of the famous Vendee Globe Race up close. The Vendee Globe Race is a single-handed non-stop, no assistance, round the world yacht race that takes place every 4 years since 1992.
The race starts and ends in Département of Vendée, France, hence the namesake.
While the competitors may anchor, they may not go dockside or alongside another vessel. They may not receive any customized information such as weather report or routing details. They may restart the race within 10 days of the initial start if they had a malfunction early on.
This race is an ultimate test of strength, endurance and cutting edge sailing technology. Every race there is something new in the boat tech. Last time, in 2016-2017, the race was first completed without using fossil fuels, the electrical power was supplied by hydrogenerators and solar panels.
This is a unique opportunity to see these top-of-the-line sailboats in their natural environment and not on a TV screen. A pinch of spice is to witness the spectacular start of the super-modern sailing race from the deck of the great ancestor of the ancient lore that makes this race possible.
We’re going to depart from La Rochelle at 2000 on November 7th and be back to the same port at 1000 on November 9th.