Sunday, December 1, 2019

30 years ago : anniversary of the first Vendee Globe 1989-1990

The Vendée Globe 1989-1990, officially the Vendée Globe Challenge,
is the first edition of the Vendée Globe.
The start was given on November 26, 1989, in Les Sables-d'Olonne.

At the start, there were thirteen boats and seven at the finish, due to multiple retirements, which is frequent in the "Everest of the Sea" that is the Vendée Globe.
Titouan Lamazou (Ecureuil d'Aquitaine II), Alain Gautier (Generali Concorde), Jean-François Coste (Cacharel  Pen Duick III), Philippe Poupon (Fleury Michon X), Pierre Follenfant (TBS-Charente Maritime), Jean-Yves Terlain (UAP), Guy Bernardin (O-Kay), Patrice Carpentier (Le Nouvel Observateur), Loïck Peyron (Lada Poch), Mike Plant (Duracell), Bertie Reed (Grinaker), Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (36.15 MET), Philippe Jeantot (Crédit Agricole IV)

Selected clips from Loïck Peyron's video 'Petit Tour Du Monde Illustré' edited in 2008.
"The globe challenge: it is the absolute, the race of the century. Imagine yourself alone on a 18-metre long boat for 110 days. Alone in front of a camera to whom you will tell all your anguish about hitting an iceberg, your joy at finding and saving Poupon, your deliverance while passing Cape Horn."

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