Following a spectacular edition of the Vendée Globe, Les Sables d’Olonne is now preparing for the next great adventures in solo ocean-racing – the Mini-Transat in September 2021 and the Golden Globe Race in 2022.
Vendée Globe 2020
Sam Davies is a formidable sailor and sportsman. After being forced to abandon her race on 5th December following a violent collision with a floating object south of Cape Town two days earlier, Sam sailed back into Les Sables d’Olonne this weekend.
The Vendée Globe 2020 has provided many amazing memories of solo sailors taking on the challenge of sailing around the world alone. Although regulations have prevented the thousand-strong crowds to line the canal welcoming finishers into Les Sable-d’Olonne, the finishes were no less dramatic.