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Twenty-nine marines took the departure on Sunday, from Les Sables d’Olonne to write a new page of this legendary world tour. It is the eighth edition of this big adventure – all alone non stop.
Among the twenty-nine participants at of departure of Vendée Globe, ten nationalities participated, which represents a record. Young and old people, professionals, seasoned, amateurs, one journalist, one business man, one Breton… they are all leaving for this long peril, thirsty for adventure and triumph.
The magic of Vendee Globe is that this event succeeds every four years, to bring together millions of viewers, admirers and not only passionate sailors. ” With ten nationalities represented, this edition more than ever international hits a record never achieved in this race,” said Yves AUVINET, the President of the departmental council.
Emilie PIERRE, IEJ 3E GROUPE 1