Vendee Globe 2020

bigrpowr

Super Anarchist
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The 805
With about a year to start, and HB, Charal, and the other weapons emerging, i can't wait to see what this race has in store. I'm really excited for this race and all the lead-up races like TJV.

 

yl75

Super Anarchist
2,951
1,275
France
Here we go ... again




 



11/03/2019




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Conrad Colman








 


 


" I love the South. I love the raw power of the waves, the sometimes terrifying fury of the wind... I am already restless to return, homesick for a place I have not yet left." 

These words are taken from a blog post I wrote at sea while approaching Cape Horn nearly three years ago. Even as the waves crashed around me and my breath condensed in the cold air around me, I dreamed of coming back. 

Today I am a  lot closer to that dream as the Vendee Globe announced the sailors that have been accepted for 2020 and I'm on the list! 

Getting here has been a real team effort and I have been supported by the incredible team at Ethical Power. There's a lot more work to do to get to the startline next year but we've got a great team, a good boat and a year to go! 

More details to come soon. 
http://www.conradcolman.com/single-post/2019/11/03/Here-we-go-again

So Conrad will do the next Vendée !

"There's a lot more work to do to get to the startline next year but we've got a great team, a good boat and a year to go!" 

Anybody knows which boat that is ?

 
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Fiji Bitter

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In the wild.
Was just thinking about it this morning, him not being in the TJV if he would make it for the the VG.

Yeah, great news for him and us, and for the race, as he is  so tough and such a good communicater.
And  "Anybody knows which boat that is?".  Maybe he knows?  @conrad_colman  ?

 

Raptorsailor

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Based purely on the downwind/reaching we saw in the channel in the TJV when all the foilers were close up and in the same conditions, I'd say favourites are Charal and Apivia with Hugo Boss being a bit of a dark horse. There is always a possibility that the 2 knot advantage we saw was an anomaly. Personally I hope it isn't, but let's wait and see.

As for outsiders, Initiatives Coeurs followed by Advens and Maitre Coq. There's just something about Advens that gives me doubts. I'm not sure about Kojiro, sure he has essentially, a slightly improved Charal, but we know so little about him. 

 
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stief

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Was just thinking about it this morning, him not being in the TJV if he would make it for the the VG.

Yeah, great news for him and us, and for the race, as he is  so tough and such a good communicater.
And  "Anybody knows which boat that is?".  Maybe he knows?  @conrad_colman  ?
Ditto on Conrad's appeal. No news about which boat, but looks like Stewart Hosford , still CEO of 5 West (Conrad's partner with Renewable Racing) would know.

Hosford did great work guiding Alex's sponsorship with HB, so I can happily dream of Conrad deservedly getting the same chance. Just as Keith Mills backed Alex, dreaming he will guide Conrad too.

 

Lakrass

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I'd say favourites are Charal and Apivia with Hugo Boss being a bit of a dark horse.
Will depend if the dark horse can keep it in the pink during a whole VG without overdoing it.

Apivia is the boat impressing me the most at this stage, looks to be challenging Charal on pace with a boat barely wet (recent launch but also better cockpit). It won't need much refinement to get to Charal. 11th hour showing the old HB still has it, and special mention to BP (hopefully Cremer can learn a lot from Armel).

 

jb5

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Current state of the quali miles for those in need...includes the TJV..  The Transat CIC and New York-Vendée  add another 6,600+ miles available next year.  Everyone below Damien Seguin is at risk assuming all those above and actually make the final start list (funding etc).  The last few are really in trouble


Tip & Shaft: The selection for the Vendée Globe 2020








 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 







 


Arnaud Boissières


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Fabrice Amedeo


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Alan Roura


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Romain Attanasio


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Sébastien Destremau


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Jean Le Cam


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Louis Burton


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Conrad Colman


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Didac Costa


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Jérémie Beyou


VG finisher + New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Alex Thomson


VG finisher + New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Yann Eliès


VG finisher + New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Charlie Dalin


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Sebastien Simon


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Armel Tripon


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Kojiro Shiraishi


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Thomas Ruyant


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Nicolas Troussel


New boat


Monaco Globe Series


Route of the Rum


Bermuda


Fastnet


TJV


The Transat


NY-Vendée


Total BEFORE TJV


Total AFTER TJV (to date)




 


Boris Herrmann


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


6550


8725




 


Manuel Cousin


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


6550


8725




 


Stéphane Le Diraison


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


6550


8725




 


Alexia Barrier


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


 


2175


 


 


6250


8425




 


Damien Seguin


Qualif miles


 


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


5900


8075




 


Ari Huusela


Qualif miles


 


3600


2000


 


2175


 


 


5600


7775




 


Erik Nigon


Qualif miles


 


3600


 


 


2175


 


 


3600


5775




 


Sam Davies


Qualif miles


 


540


2000


300


2175


 


 


2840


5015




 


Yannick Bestaven


Qualif miles


 


452


2000


300


2175


 


 


2752


4927




 


Giancarlo Pedote


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


2175


 


 


2300


4475




 


Pip Hare


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


2175


 


 


2300


4475




 


Miranda Merron


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


2175


 


 


2300


4475




 


Maxime Sorel


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


50


2175


 


 


2050


4225




 


Kevin Escoffier


Qualif miles


 


 


 


300


2175


 


 


300


2475




 


Clarisse Crémer


Qualif miles


 


 


 


300


2175


 


 


300


2475




 


Denis Van Weynbergh


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


 


 


 


2300


2300




 


Benjamin Dutreux


Qualif miles


 


 


 


 


2175


 


 


0


2175




 


Clément Giraud


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


 


 


 


 


2000


2000




 


Isabelle Joschke


Qualif miles


650


452


 


 


100


 


 


1102


1202











 

jb5

Super Anarchist
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US East Coast
https://www.scanvoile.com/2019/11/un-an-avant-le-depart-du-vendee-globe-2020.html#.Xcb6qO3Yo3E

A little early VG PR. 2.5 million people?

365 days to be ready on November 8, 2020
At each edition of the Vendée Globe, Les Sables d'Olonne is in the spotlight. In 2016-2017, more than 2.5 million people visited the Vendée Globe village and walked the Vendée Globe pontoon. For the 2020-2021 edition, the public will discover a redeveloped Vendée Globe square. The improvements started work in September 2019.

The Vendée Globe, beyond the race, is a popular festival. This international event will punctuate the life of Les Sables d'Olonne during the coming months. The city is preparing to gradually take on the colors of the Vendée Globe; prepare different sites and neighborhoods to invite the public to browse the streets, squares and share the Vendée Globe.

 

Herman

Super Anarchist
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825
The Netherlands
https://www.scanvoile.com/2019/11/un-an-avant-le-depart-du-vendee-globe-2020.html#.Xcb6qO3Yo3E

A little early VG PR. 2.5 million people?

365 days to be ready on November 8, 2020
At each edition of the Vendée Globe, Les Sables d'Olonne is in the spotlight. In 2016-2017, more than 2.5 million people visited the Vendée Globe village and walked the Vendée Globe pontoon. For the 2020-2021 edition, the public will discover a redeveloped Vendée Globe square. The improvements started work in September 2019.

The Vendée Globe, beyond the race, is a popular festival. This international event will punctuate the life of Les Sables d'Olonne during the coming months. The city is preparing to gradually take on the colors of the Vendée Globe; prepare different sites and neighborhoods to invite the public to browse the streets, squares and share the Vendée Globe.
Indeed, nice city marketing. Take the numbers with a sniff of salt. Or two.

 

stief

Super Anarchist
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2,440
Sask Canada
Indeed, nice city marketing. Take the numbers with a sniff of salt. Or two
. . .  or 2.5. At least they didn't use the 2.3 billion number

The race set media records too, becoming the offshore sailing race most followed worldwide on social media. It was the French sporting event achieving the biggest impact that year (more than Roland Garros and the Tour de France). 2.2 million visitors attended the start and finish of the race. And the three months of racing was followed by a TV and press audience of 2.3 billion.
.

 

Laurent

Super Anarchist
2,218
1,805
Houston
Current state of the quali miles for those in need...includes the TJV..  The Transat CIC and New York-Vendée  add another 6,600+ miles available next year.  Everyone below Damien Seguin is at risk assuming all those above and actually make the final start list (funding etc).  The last few are really in trouble


Tip & Shaft: The selection for the Vendée Globe 2020








 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 







 


Arnaud Boissières


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Fabrice Amedeo


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Alan Roura


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Romain Attanasio


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Sébastien Destremau


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Jean Le Cam


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Louis Burton


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Conrad Colman


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Didac Costa


VG finisher


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Jérémie Beyou


VG finisher + New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Alex Thomson


VG finisher + New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Yann Eliès


VG finisher + New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Charlie Dalin


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Sebastien Simon


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Armel Tripon


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Kojiro Shiraishi


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Thomas Ruyant


New boat


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




 


Nicolas Troussel


New boat


Monaco Globe Series


Route of the Rum


Bermuda


Fastnet


TJV


The Transat


NY-Vendée


Total BEFORE TJV


Total AFTER TJV (to date)




 


Boris Herrmann


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


6550


8725




 


Manuel Cousin


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


6550


8725




 


Stéphane Le Diraison


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


6550


8725




 


Alexia Barrier


Qualif miles


650


3600


2000


 


2175


 


 


6250


8425




 


Damien Seguin


Qualif miles


 


3600


2000


300


2175


 


 


5900


8075




 


Ari Huusela


Qualif miles


 


3600


2000


 


2175


 


 


5600


7775




 


Erik Nigon


Qualif miles


 


3600


 


 


2175


 


 


3600


5775




 


Sam Davies


Qualif miles


 


540


2000


300


2175


 


 


2840


5015




 


Yannick Bestaven


Qualif miles


 


452


2000


300


2175


 


 


2752


4927




 


Giancarlo Pedote


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


2175


 


 


2300


4475




 


Pip Hare


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


2175


 


 


2300


4475




 


Miranda Merron


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


2175


 


 


2300


4475




 


Maxime Sorel


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


50


2175


 


 


2050


4225




 


Kevin Escoffier


Qualif miles


 


 


 


300


2175


 


 


300


2475




 


Clarisse Crémer


Qualif miles


 


 


 


300


2175


 


 


300


2475




 


Denis Van Weynbergh


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


300


 


 


 


2300


2300




 


Benjamin Dutreux


Qualif miles


 


 


 


 


2175


 


 


0


2175




 


Clément Giraud


Qualif miles


 


 


2000


 


 


 


 


2000


2000




 


Isabelle Joschke


Qualif miles


650


452


 


 


100


 


 


1102


1202


Damien Seguin is 23rd in your list; why do you say that anybody below him is at risk? I thought that the max number of skippers was originally 30, and extended to 33 (or is it 34???)

What is the minimum number of miles to be done in solo conditions, with your boat for the race to qualify? Is it 8000 miles and this is why you draw the line at Damin Seguin?

And by the way, thanks for the table!

 
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