Prince Albert II of Monaco will start the Vendée Globe 2016
Prince Albert II of Monaco will officially start the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe on Sunday 6 November 2016 in Les Sables-d'Olonne. He has been selected as the official sponsor for his "international image and his love of the sport". He has an exceptional sporting pedigree, having participated in athletics, football, tennis, judo, rowing, sailing, skiing, squash, swimming, bobsleigh and modern pentathlon. He also took part in the Olympic Games, representing Monaco in bobsleigh.