After an exceptional virtual Vendée Globe 2020-2021 with over a million players on Virtual Regatta, and to keep fans waiting until the 2024 edition, the race has launched its Vendée Globe eSeries over three years, a virtual round the world race divided into three races, according to the mythical capes on the route: Vendée Globe Atlantic eSeries (from Les Sables d’Olonne to the Cape of Good Hope), Vendée Globe Antarctic eSeries (from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn) and the last one, which will start on 10 September 2023, Vendée Globe Atlantic Wayback eSeries: from Cape Horn to Les Sables. A genuine e-training for the Vendée Globe 2024!
Registration for this final virtual rehearsal before the Vendée Globe 2024 opens this Friday 1st September at 16h30. The start from the mythical Cape Horn will be given on 10th September at 18:00.
A strategic race back
For the Vendée Globe sailors, the tension may have eased a notch after rounding the famous cape, but there are still 7,000 miles to go! And this section of the course may hold some surprises… First of all, there’s the Saint Helen’s anticyclone, which they’ll have to get round while negotiating the stormy depressions coming from Brazil. Contrary and irregular breezes, significant wind shifts, fronts to cross… Players will have to be extremely diligent to make it through, before reaching the dreaded doldrums. Players will then be back in the trade winds of the northern hemisphere. Once again, they will have to avoid getting stuck in the dreaded calms of the Azores High until they finally hit the Atlantic depressions. At the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne, they will cross the legendary line that marks the end of the solo, non-stop, non-assisted circumnavigation of the globe at the famous Nouch Sud cardinal buoy.
Heading towards 2024
The last major virtual race before the 10th edition of the 2024 round the world race, which will start on 10th November, represents fantastic training just over a year away from the next Vendée Globe, which will hold a whole host of surprises in store for Virtual Regatta!
IMOCA Virtual Series by CORUM L’Épargne
The Vendée Globe Atlantic Wayback eSeries is part of the IMOCA Virtual Series by CORUM L’Épargne: the race earns points to gain places in the rankings and try to become the IMOCA 2023 virtual champion! The winner of the championship will get to sail aboard Nicolas Troussel‘s IMOCA CORUM L’Épargne.
Podium finishes in the two previous Vendée Globe eSeries races:
Vendée Globe Antarctic eSeries (2022)
2. gameuro 974-EZ
3. MicKaro – XXX
Vendée Globe Atlantic eSeries (2021)