The time has come for athletes to leave Sables d'Olonne and embark in the journey of their lives. This solo journey will have them push their limits to attempt the extraordinary: circumnavigate around the globe. The boats cross the starting line, but one faces a penalty of 5 hours for leaving early. Find out more about their journey and weekly advances, on Nautical Channel.
We continue our journey in the Vendée Globe. One of the sailors had to return to Sables d'Olonne as his ship encountered some technical issues while the rest of the athletes continue the regatta. They will face their first tropical storm and fight to remain on route in one of the hardest competitions of the world.
The Equator is the first big milestone on the long route that is covered by the Vendée Globe. Crossing from a hemisphere to another at latitude zero is a determinating factor in this competition. One of the competitors' boat needs urgent repairs, and two competitors sail within sight of each other. How are the participants going to overcome this week's challenges? Find it out in this week's episode of the Vendée Globe.
Sailors of this year's edition of the Vendée Globe get excited at the sight of a vessel after a month of solo travel. More competitors face technical difficulties and will have to prove they are worthy of this race by attending to the needs of their boats. For many, the Vendée Globe is more than just a race, it is a journey of self-discovery.
Athletes have reached the Indian Ocean and take advantage of nice swells that push their boats forward and closer to the end line. Reaching 35 knots, they have to make the most of these situations, as the Indian Ocean is a rollercoaster and highly unpredictable. They embrace high winds and face new dangers. Find out what happens this week in the Vendée Globe.
Reaching the Roaring Forties, more competitors lose their well earned advantage due to technical issues in their boats. Once more, they will have to prove they are not only sailors, but also mechanics, constructors and architects. They are in the middle of the Indian Ocean and the race is really close and anyone could take the lead at any moment.
The weather is not in the competitors favour during this week's episode of the Vendée Globe. The mood starts to drop due to the gray skies and after such a long time without contact. The competitors have now reached the Pacific Ocean, and just as they change oceans, there could also be a change in the development of the race.
The athletes spend their Christmas in a very particular way: under a storm. This episode is filled with Christmas celebrations, and a very special guest makes its appearance: Santa Claus! The participants of this year's edition of the Vendée Globe continue through dangerous waters and had the luck of seeing whales. Incredible!
Happy New Year! After all the events happening in 2020, we are all expecting incredible things happening in 2021. And what a better way to start the year but by being in the middle of the ocean, alone and fighting in one of the hardest sailing competitions ever seen? Competitors share with us what they wish in 2021 as they continue their journey in the Vendée Globe. Don't miss out!
Competitors have reached the South Atlantic and they enjoy the sunny weather of the summer in the Southern Hemisphere. But not everyone has gone this far. More than 5,000 nautical miles behind, a skipper is sailing across the Antipodes. Recovering the leaping distance will be tough, but can it be achieved? Find out what happens in this week's episode of the Vendée Globe on Nautical Channel.
Skippers have made their way up South America and are getting ready to push to the end in the Vendée Globe. Soon, they will cross the Equator and get back on the Northern Hemisphere, and that is good news for all. One of the boats had to return to his home port, so the lead of the Vendée Globe has changed.
Finally. The last week of the Vendée Globe is here. Just five days from home, the Vendée Globe prepares the most unpredictable outcome in history. Three boats within 60 miles of each other, 3 sailors with hunger for victory and one destination: Sables d'Olonne. The final stretch promises to be thrilling and full of uncertainty.