Nicknamed the "Everest of the Seas", Vendee Globe is a solo, non-stop race around the world.
It’s an extreme quest of individual endurance and regraded as the ultimate test in ocean racing.
The 2020 race was initially delayed on safety concerns caused by thick fog conditions. However, on 8th November all 33 IMOCAs got off to a safe and speedy start on from Les Sables D’Olonne.
It is expected that the experienced sailors will take between 70 and 130 days (two and a half months to four and a half months) to complete the race and will be efficiently tracked using YB Tracking’s maritime tracking technology every step of the way.
The race starts and finishes in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France. The course is essentially a circumnavigation along the clipper route - from Les Sables d’Olonne, down the Atlantic Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope; then clockwise around Antarctica, keeping Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn to port; then back to Les Sables d’Olonne.
Covering 24,000 nautical miles (44,000 km) YB Tracking tracks the competing boats throughout their journey, providing land-based support teams an accurate view of their both on the map and the race organisers receive positional data every 30 minutes.
CLICK HERE to head over to the Vendee Globe official website where you can find the tracking map provided by our friends at Geovoile, ranking board, photos, videos and news from the water!