Back to school: A promising start for the new IMOCAs
In the last four months, seven skippers have launched their new IMOCA. Six of them competed in the Défi Azimuth last week and have already demonstrated that they are up to the task even after a few weeks of training. As the Route du Rhum approaches, the sailors are already thinking about the major goal, the Vendée Globe 2024.
Alex Thomson Collaborates With New Canadian Initiative
British skipper Alex Thomson and his team will collaborate with aspiring Canadian Scott Shawyer in a project which is designed to popularise solo ocean racing, and especially the Vendée Globe, in Canada.
Denis Van Weynbergh and Szabi Weöres: alone at sea, but helping each other ashore
One is Belgian and the other Hungarian. Denis Van Weynbergh(Laboratoires de Biarritz) and Szabolcs Weöres, nicknamed "Szabi" (SZABI Racing) saw their unexpected friendship grow during the Vendée Arctique. After retiring from the race, the two skippers carried out their delivery trip home aboard Denis’s boat from Iceland. A voyage that taught these Vendée Globe minnows a lot.
The finish line of the 2nd Vendée Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne has been closed since the arrival of the last competitor, Kojiro Shiraishi (DMG MORI Global One), Saturday June 18 at 10:33 p.m. The classification is now official, let's take stock of the sporting data of the race.