Vendée Arctique – Winner declared at Iceland Gate

On Friday 17 June the Vendée Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race direction decided to make the Iceland Gate – to the east of Iceland – the finish line

Vendée Arctique – Sprint Finish Video

Great video as Jeremie Beyou (Charal) took the Vendée Arctique win, but for Matt Sheenan the stand out performance was Sam Davies (Initiatives Coeur) best placed British competitor in fourth place

Jérémie Beyou WINS Vendée-Arctique

Jeremie Beyou on Charal won the Vendée-Arctique, arriving in Les Sables d’Olonne at 20:44:08 (Fra) on Wednesday 14 July

Jérémie Beyou takes Vendée-Arctique lead on final leg

Jeremie Beyou on Charal leads the Vendee-Arctique fleet on the final leg to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne ETA Wednesday morning

Vendée-Arctique – Leader rounds final waypoint before finish

Charlie Dalin on Apivia was first to round Gallimard, the final waypoint before the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne

Vendée-Arctique – Heading to final waypoint before the finish

Full speed for the Vendée-Arctique fleet to the final waypoint before the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne

Vendée-Arctique – Escoffier leads . . . but many challenge

Day 7 of the Vendée-Arctique and while Kévin Escoffier on PRB shows as the official leader, there is a three-way tie just to the west . . . of Jérémie Beyou (Charal), Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) and Charlie Dalin (APIVIA). Alongside…

Vendée-Arctique – Samantha Davies (Initiatives Coeur) takes a turn at the front

Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) leads the Vendée-Arctique fleet as they head back down to the Waypoint Gallimard mark, the southern waypoint in the Vendée – Arctique

Vendée-Arctique – Thomas Ruyant on LinkedOut leads round UNESCO

Thomas Ruyant on LinkedOut led round the northern waypoint ‘UNESCO’ on the Polar Circle in moderate wind conditions on day 5 of the Vendee-Arctique

Vendée-Arctique – Beyou and Dalin battle for lead

At the front of the Vendée-Arctique race, Frenchman Jérémy Beyou (‘Charal’) and Charlie Dalin (‘APIVIA’) battle for the lead as the fleet consolidates

Vendée-Arctique – Baptism of fire off the Irish coast

A baptism of fire as the early stages of the Vendée-Arctique race continue to prove tough on the skippers and their boats

Vendee Arctique – First retirement as low-pressure system rolls in

After Saturday’s start of the Vendée – Arctique from Les Sables d’Olonne, Sébastien Simon made his retirement official this Sunday morning