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The Vendée Globe 2020 in figures

The Vendée Globe 2020 in figures

Reminder about the key figures of the 9th edition of the Vendée Globe. 


  • 33 participants
  • 6 women (Alexia Barrier, Clarisse Cremer, Isabelle Joschke, Sam Davies, Miranda Merron, Pip Hare)
  • 9 nationalities (France, Germany, Japan, Finland, Spain, Italy, Australia, Great Britain, Switzerland)
  • 18 first timers
  • 8 new foilers: Charal (arch. VPLP Design), DMG Mori Global One (arch. VPLP Design, sister-ship Charal), HUGO BOSS (VPLP Design – ATR-Pete Hobson), ARKEA PAPREC (arch. J. Kouyoumdjian), CORUM Epargne (arch. J. Kouyoumdjian), Apivia (arch. G. Verdier), LinkedOut (arch. Guillaume Verdier), L’Occitane en Provence (arch. Sam Manuard)
  • 19 foilers in total
  • Record to beat: Armel Le Cléac’h 74 days 3h 35 minutes 46 s in 2017
  • Number of theoretical miles to cover: 24,296 miles (i.e. 45,000 km)
  • Number of sails on board: 8
  • 0 past winners
  • 2 podiums 2017: Alex Thomson 2nd, Jérémie Beyou 3rd
  • 5th participation for Jean Le Cam and Alex Thomson, 4th for Arnaud Boissières and Jérémie Beyou
  • Youngest on the 9th edition: Alan Roura, 27 years old
  • Oldest on the 9th edition: Jean Le Cam, 61 years old
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