Offshore

Hugo Boss at Haslar Marina, UK
Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss return to home base in UK

In a final coda to his Vendee Globe race, Alex Thomson slipped into his home base at Haslar Marina, in Portsmouth Harbour, having sailed close to 8,000nm from Cape Town onboard the HUGO BOSS boat – Video here

Vendee Globe - Jeremie Beyou
Beyou finishes the Vendee Globe in 13th place

Jérémie Beyou, who was one of the outstanding pre-start favourites to win the Vendée Globe, crossed the finish line in 13th place on Saturday 6 February 2021.

Vendee Globe - Clarisse Cremer
Vendee Globe – Cremer breaks Ellen MacArthur’s solo non-stop record

Clarisse Cremer crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe at 15:44:25 hrs UTC on Wednesday to take 12th place on Banque Populaire X and first female skipper to finish from the field of 33 starters

St Maarten 2020
St Martins and St Barths 2021 Regattas Cancelled

The two following mainstream Caribbean regattas have announced their cancellation

Vendee Globe Champagne Finish
10 boats have now finished Vendee Globe, 15 still racing

Between Wednesday and Thursday evening the first eight boats finished the Vendee Globe within 23 hours and 44 minutes, compared to a gap of 19 days and 19 hours back in 2016 between the winner Armel Le Cléac’h and the eighth placed boat

Yannick Bestaven wins Vendee Globe
Yannick Bestaven on Maître Coq IV winner of the 9th Vendee Globe

Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe

vendee Globe 1st finisher Charlie Dalin
Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) first to finish Vendee Globe

French skipper Charlie Dalin, completed the 9th edition of the Vendée Globe, after 80 days 6hrs 15mins 47secs since the start on Sunday 8 November 2020

Vendee positions 27 Jan 2021
Finish line sprint to decide Vendee Globe winner

Who will get the advantage on this nerve shredding final Vendee Globe sprint? It’s difficult to say because everything will depend on the direction and strength of the breeze in the last sixty miles

Charlie Dalin – APIVIA
Vendee Globe – Final roll of the dice and it’s looking close

Charlie Dalin (APIVA) maintains his lead of the Vendee Globe ahead of Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2) and Boris Herrmann (Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco)

Charlie Dalin on APIVIA
Dalin regains lead of Vendee Globe

Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) has retaken the lead of the Vendee Globe and is in control of a very tight three way fight at the moment

Louis Burton Bureau Vallee 2
Louis Burton on Bureau Vallee 2 leads the Vendee Globe

Louis Burton (Bureau Vallee 2) takes the lead of the Vendee Globe with just over a 1,000 nm to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne this sunday morning

Vendee Globe - Seaxplorer
Vendee Globe – Pressure is on Charlie Dalin in final stage

Louis Burton (Bureau Vallee 2) and Boris Herrmann (Seaxplorer) continue to chase-down Vendee leader Charlie Dalin (Apivia) with less than 1,500 nm to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne