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Find all the Tip & Shaft information about the Vendée Globe here. Latest news, information on the IMOCA skippers, teams, yards and decision-makers of the Vendée Globe, Tip & Shaft is carrying out the survey in the field.

Jean Le Cam

How Jean Le Cam has set up his new 2024 Vendée Globe project

On Monday in his hometown of Port-la-Forêt, Jean Le Cam unveiled his 2024 Vendée Globe project. It will feature a brand new boat with daggerboards designed by David Raison and he will be backed by the Finistère department (region), Armor-lux and a group of partners for a budget totalling 4 million euros over 4 years. Tip & Shaft tells you how this project came about.

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Charlie Dalin aboard his Imoca at the start of the Vendée-Arctique

Arctic Vendée: lessons learned from the first part of the race

The Vendée-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonne, which started last Sunday has proven particularly engaging, with very different weather choices and conditions and now the neutralization of the raceto the east of Iceland which was announced Friday morning. Charlie Dalin was the first to cross the virtual line ahead of Jérémie Beyou and Thomas Ruyant. Tip & Shaft looks back on these first five days, with three Imoca skippers, Clarisse Crémer, Kevin Escoffier and Yoann Richomme, as well as the president of the Imoca class, Antoine Mermod.

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Les Imoca de 60 pieds

Vendée Globe: the race for miles, an update

25 solo sailors crossed the start line of the Vendée Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday, the first of the five qualifying races for the Vendée Globe 2024. It is a good opportunity for them to rack up precious qualifying miles (3,500 for those who finish).

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Hublot nouvel Imoca d'Alan Roura

Vendée Globe: the race to find partners is in full swing

With Hublot (Alan Roura), Biotherm (Paul Meilhat), Guyot Environnement (Benjamin Dutreux), (Guirec Soudée) over the past two weeks several sponsors have revealed their colours attached to various Imocas, all with the next Vendée Globe in their sights. Meantime for other skippers, the quest continues.

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Christopher Pratt Lady First

Christopher Pratt: “My objective remains the Vendee Globe”

After competing in his first crewed Transatlantic Race in January aboard the Mylius 60 Lady First 3, Christopher Pratt is about to embark on the Rorc Caribbean 600, a race through the West Indies which starts on Monday with the same crew. It is a great opportunity to catch up with the bi-lingual skipper from Marseille who has English family….. 

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Benjamin Ferré et Jean Le Cam

Jean Le Cam wants to go again and is mentoring youth programmes

Fourth in the last Vendée Globe, Jean Le Cam’s ambition is to set off again on a sixth consecutive Vendée Globe – he will then be 65 years old – sailing aboard a “simple and accessible” Imoca which he hopes to start building as soon as possible if he can find supporting partners. At the same time, Le Cam is helping manage the projects of young sailors Benjamin Ferré and Violette Dorange.

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Le ponton du Vendée Globe aux Sables d'Olonne

Vendée Globe 2024: The notice of race explained

The SAEM Vendée who are the organizers of the Vendée Globe, unveiled the notice of race for the 2024 edition last Thursday. It increases to 40 the number of entrants. Tip & Shaft gives you an overview and takes stock of the boats which might line up on the 10th edition’s start line.

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Le départ de la 9e édition du Vendée Globe

Vendée Globe: The view of the sponsors

The Vendée Globe 2020-2021 prize giving ceremony took place on Saturday in Les Sables d’Olonne, and as such is a great opportunity for Tip & Shaft to take stock of this ninth edition, seen from the side of the skippers’ sponsors. The results can mostly be considered to be very positive, hence the desire of many to sign up for the next four years, most often with increased budgets and greater ambitions.

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L'Imoca de Sébastien Simon au départ du Vendée Globe

What you need to know about the new IMOCA rule

The new Imoca rule which will be applicable from 2022 to 2025, was voted on at the class association’s general assembly on April 15. To understand the main developments, Tip & Shaft tells more about this rule with some IMOCA experts.

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