On Sunday November 6th, while we were just getting up and getting coffee, 29 sailors were heading out for arguably the most grueling sporting competition in the world - The Vendée Globe. These men are headed out for 80 days of 24/7 punishment as they push their minds, bodies and equipment to the limit to make a lap of the globe alone, unassisted, and nonstop. The rules are simple: Leave Les Sable-D’Olonne, France and head South. Pass the 5 great Capes to port and return in once piece.
Boats are equipped with AirX spinnaker fabrics, Watt & Sea Hydrogenerators and Plastimo safety equipment. 100% of the fleet is using Karver in their rigging. This “Everest of sailing” is where equipment is put to the test and we are proud to align ourselves with the gear these intrepid sailors are trusting with their lives.
Follow race tracking, see photots, updates & more at www.vendeeglobe.org/en/
Great video here from Alex Thomson Racing about the event.