Sunday, 6 November 2016

Vendee Globe, Solo RoundtheWorld Sailing Race starts!

For those Sailing and Virtual sailing enthusiasts, some information on an alternative famous Round the World Sailing Race. 

The Vendee Globe is a Solo Non-stop Sailing race around the World. The VG Race starts today, Sunday 6 November at 1202GMT in Les Sable , France. 

Sailors sail solo, mostly on Imoca Boats, mono-hulls and have no stops en route, a non-stop race. The first back in Les Sable, after rounding Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwing and Cape Horn is the winner, it is as simple as that.
Some Boats have foiling capabilities , some not; so I expect there will be a kind of handicap, though I am not sure. 

You can get all details on the Vendee Globe website. 

For Virtual Sailing enthousiasts, and maybe a good training for the coming VolvoOceanRaceGame, you can also sail comfortable in your armchair, in Virtual Regatta the Vendee Globe alongside the 29 participants. 

Fair Winds and Safe Sailing.