British sailor Alex Thomson has announced he won’t compete as a skipper in the 2024 Vendée Globe
After being forced to abandon her Vendee race on 5 December following a violent collision with a floating object south of Cape Town, British skipper Sam Davies sailed back into Les Sables d’Olonne on Friday 26 Febuary.
With her usual quiet, understated efficiency British skipper Miranda Merron completed the Vendée Globe solo round the world race quest Wednesday night
Miranda Merron on Campagne de France is battling past Cape Finistere and should reach the finish of the Vendee Globe Wednesday night.
Pip Hare is the first British skipper to finish the 2020-21 race, and only the eighth women ever to finish the Vendée Globe in its history
Following a mast lock failure, Pip Hare is now expected to finish the Vendee Globe in the small hours of Friday morning.
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
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.
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
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, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe