Next broadcast Dec 29, 2023 - 20:00
The Vendée Arctique is a new, engaging and demanding course that originated in 2020 after the pandemic forced organisers to find new ways to allow skippers to train for the Everest of the Seas.
This solo race departs from Les Sables d'Olonne and after a demanding 3500-mile course in hostile, northern Arctic waters, the IMOCA class skippers make their return to French waters.
As the first qualifying race for the Vendée Globe 2024 and the IMOCA race that ventures the closest into the poles, it is expected to be tough and unpredictable. Are you ready for the action?
Next Broadcast: Dec 29, 10:00 30 min.
Skippers are getting ready for the 2022 edition of the Vendée Arctique: the solo race that surrounds Iceland before returning back to Les Sables d'Olonne.
Jérémie Beyou became the winner of the 2020 edition of this arduous competition, but seeing the trajectory of Charlie Dalin and Thomas Ruyant, competition is closest than ever.
Unpredictability in weather forecasts will force organizers to cut the race short, meaning skippers are running out of time to reduce distances.