03 May 2022

Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

The grand parade 2020 Vendée Globe skippers

To launch the summer season, the festivities will begin on Friday 3rd June 2022 with the Grand Parade of the 2020 Vendée Globe Skippers, to celebrate these men and women of the sea.

This parade will take place on the Remblai in Les Sables d'Olonne. It will begin from Place de Strasbourg from 9.30pm to Casino des Atlantes and will be punctuated by a firework display visible from the Grande Plage.   

A privileged moment of sharing between the public and the skippers who have made them dream of the open sea during this time of pandemic and confinement.  

28 January 2021


Giancarlo Pedote quotes after finishing

We prepared for this VG really quickly – a year and a half – my team are all people who have never done a Vendée Globe. We were really like with a knife between the teeth [like pirates]. I want to keep navigating with my boat after the finish and did not have the money to fix the boat if it was broken, so I needed to make a good ranking without breaking the boat.


Italy’s Giancarlo Pedote finishes 7th into Les Sables d'Olonne

This Thursday, January 28 at 12:02:20hrs UTC Italian skipper Giancarlo Pedote crossed the Vendée Globe finish line in seventh position.  

20 January 2021

On board

Giancarlo Pedote...'my foils are not so efficient in these conditions'

The Italian Giancarlo Pedote is sailing in well-established trade winds of the North-East sector, but his 2015 foils are not very efficient in these conditions ...

10 January 2021

On board

Giancarlo Pedote, 'We have to take care all the way in the Atlantic'

Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group), delighted to find good conditions again, was at the 10 o'clock radio session this morning. Marked by the withdrawal of Isabelle Joschke (MACSF) yesterday evening, he reminds us of the importance of staying vigilant until the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne. 


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