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#VG2024 23 November 2023

An official gourmet supplier for the Vendée Globe: Brioches Fonteneau

It's one of the gastronomic specialities of the Vendée, and like the Vendée Globe, it's helping to promote the territory around the world! The Vendée brioche, and especially the Brioches Fonteneau, are authentic recipes with a unique flavour from the Vendée heritage.

In brief 19 November 2023

Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière, winners of the Transat Jacques Vabre

The suspense lasted right to the end! After a postponed start, a modified course... The Vendée Globe skippers and their co-skippers taking part in the Transat Jacques Vabre - a multi-class race enrolled in the IMOCA championship - quickly had to choose their camp: take a northerly route or a southerly route to reach Martinique. For a long time, the forecasts predicted that the 'northerners' led by Justine Mettraux and Julien Villion would win. In the end, it was the southerly route that proved the winning one for the second consecutive edition: Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière aboard For People. 

Thomas Ruyant: "It wasn't easy to win it once, and it wasn't easy to win it a second time! Momo and I wanted to enjoy ourselves, to do the whole thing the way we like to do it and the way we know how. The level of racing in the IMOCA class is just crazy! I've got a good boat for the round the world, a great team and a great project. The aim is clearly to do well in the next Vendée Globe."

#VG2024 17 November 2023

Oxeva hosts the Vendée Globe 2024 digital platforms

For its 10th edition, the Vendée Globe is teaming up with Oxeva to host the race's digital platforms on its 100% French cloud: a website, an application and a high-traffic multimedia server, requiring performance and high availability. 

#VG2024 10 November 2023

D-366* before the Vendée Globe 2024

On 10 November 2024, the Vendée Globe skippers will set off on the 10th edition of the non-stop, non-assisted, single-handed round-the-world race. They will sail down the legendary Les Sables d'Olonne channel, cheered on enthusiastically by the public in Vendée, before setting off across the seas of the globe and attempting to beat Armel Le Cleac'h's record, by completing the 45,000-kilometre course in less than 74 days, 3 hours and 35 minutes.

In brief 06 November 2023

IMOCA OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator ready to head for Martinique

Phil Sharp's boat, the latest addition to the IMOCA class, was officially launched at the end of last week in La Rochelle by Rebecca Sharp, the skipper's wife and business partner. The official patron of OceansLab is Bertrand Piccard, Swiss explorer and pioneer of clean technologies. And with good reason, although this new generation IMOCA is a Manuard design sistership to Louis Burton's Bureau Vallée (ex L'Occitane en Provence in the 2020 Vendée Globe) and Sam Davies' Initiatives-Cœur, she has some completely innovative features. Phil Sharp wanted to replace his diesel engine (required for safety: if a competitor has to go to help someone at sea, he must be able to manoeuvre under engine)by a green hydrogen system. In the next Vendée Globe, he should be the only skipper not carrying any fossil fuels. For now, time is precious: the British skipper has to reach Martinique in order to be at the start of the Return to Base on 30 November 2023 to begin his qualification process for the round-the-world race.


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