Vendée Globe: Race on for 2024 entries

Over 30 years after the event was created, the Vendée Globe solo round the world race has hit a historic high point, leading to a race for limited entry in 2024

The 2020 Vendée Globe race, its ninth edition, was perhaps the most successful ever: it saw 33 entries, a record number of new foiling designs, the lowest ever number of abandonments and was followed by a new high of 11 million website users, and the Vendée Globe 2024 looks set to continue in the last race’s footsteps.

Maitre Coq, skipper Yannick Bestaven (FRA), is pictured with the trophy after the 2020 Vendee Globe. Photo: Jean-Louis Carli/Alea/Maitre Coq)

And when Yannick Bestaven won on Maître CoQ, a 2016 generation foiler, it fuelled the values of recent IMOCA 60s that are tried and tested, competitive and ready to fine-tune right away.

This has created a red hot-market for the boats ahead of the Vendée Globe 2024, and many boats have changed hands, snapped up by skippers who have already signed with a sponsor.

Among those who have said they will be back for the Vendée Globe 2024 include Fabrice Amadeo – he will race the same boat with new sponsor Nexans. Romain Attanasio will also be back, having acquired Boris Herrmann’s VPLP/Verdier foiling IMOCA (ex Malizia) with sponsors Best Western.

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