Thursday, October 21, 2021
Home Events Regatta Vendée Arctic - Les Sables d'Olonne offers a demanding 3,500 mile course

Vendée Arctic – Les Sables d’Olonne offers a demanding 3,500 mile course

The race was first run in July 2020 by the IMOCA Class. The first “Vendée Arctic – Les Sables d’Olonne offered the IMOCA racers a good final test of reliability which proved useful for the fleet before the Vendée Globe. Although because of the health situation the race had to take place ‘behind closed doors’ this race which took skippers to the tough weather systems in northerly latitudes, won over the hearts and minds of the Vendée Globe sailors as well as proving a rigorous competitive challenge. 

In agreement with the IMOCA Class and with the support of Vendée Department and the city of Les Sables d’Olonne, the SAEM Vendée, the organizing company of the Vendée Globe, has taken over the organization of this race. It will start from port Olona on June 12, 2022 and it will be the first qualifying stage for the Vendée Globe 2024.

The skippers will leave from the famous Vendée Globe pontoon, pass out the legendary Channel and take the Start off Les Sables d’Olonne. They will set off in the direction of the Arctic Circle, pass Iceland, before returning to Les Sables d’Olonne. In total it is a 3,500 nautical miles race that represents an extreme adventure on a course that is both innovative and demanding.

This is an exciting race format, more extreme and full engaged from a sporting perspective, but also it is an opportunity for the organization to create a popular, festive event in Les Sables d’Olonne. 

A village will be set up on the Vendée Globe esplanade with entertainment during the two weeks of the race, until the finish line.

The event will begin on Friday June 10, 2022 and launched with a parade by the Vendée Globe skippers scheduled for September 25.

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

LATEST ARTICLES

United Nations for the Yachting Malta Coastal Race 2021

The Yachting Malta Coastal Race started today at 10:00 CEST. 42 teams entered the race representing 17 countries. Royal Malta Yacht...

Groupe Beneteau acquires Starfisher shipyard in Portugal

Groupe Beneteau strengthens its production capacity with the acquisition of the Starfisher shipyard in Portugal. Groupe Beneteau today announced...

Yanmar: first 70 MPa high-pressure ship refueling with hydrogen

Yanmar Power Technology (YPT), a Group company of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd., has conducted the world's first 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen refueling...

New York Yacht Club Pauses Challenge for 37th America’s Cup

New York, N.Y. — Yesterday, in a letter to the Trustees of the New York Yacht Club, the Flag Officers of the...

Yare 2021: the international event of the yachting industry is back

Superyacht captains, refit companies, shipyards, marinas, service companies and industry experts meet again - live, from 20th to 22nd October - during...

New 79-foot ‘hyperboat’ concept with a see-through carbon-fiber hull

The routinely disruptive Lazzarini Design Studio has just birthed yet another mind-bending concept. Say hello to Embryon, a new tender packing advanced tech...

America’s Cup: New York Yacht Club drops second AC team in four months

Just under four months after announcing that they had jettisoned American Magic, their team from the 36th America's Cup, New York Yacht...

Silent sells the Silent 100 Explorer, 1st solar electric superyacht

After unveiling a new flagship model, the Silent 100 Explorer, at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival, Austrian-based Silent Yachts has already sold...

82-Foot amphibious catamaran that crawls onto the shore like a crab

Why anchor your superyacht off that sugar-white St. Tropez beach, or Icelandic ice floe, when you could crawl right up on to it? That’s...

First place for Moat at Ibiza JoySail Regatta

Racing at their first regatta since acquiring the boat, the crew of the Swan 115, Moat were crowned winners of the inaugural...