The 8 editions of what is now called the Everest of the seas by the public have enabled 167 contenders to take the start of this extraordinary race.
Only 89 of them managed to cross the finish line. This figure alone shows the extreme difficulty of this global event which is first and foremost a journey beyond the seas and deep down oneself…
It has rewarded great sailors, and now for the first time, a German will try to finish it : Boris Herrmann.
The 9th Vendée Globe will leave Les Sables d'Olonne (West Coast of France) on Sunday 8th November 2020.