3 - Major nautical events
The Vendée offers exceptional sailing and each year plays host to prestigious regattas. It is also a popular location for all kinds of water sports.
The Lissac Classic Noirmoutier and the Régates du Bois de la Chaise in Noirmoutier, the unmissable stages of the Course du Figaro, the Tour de France à la Voile, the Edhec Cup and the Transgascogne in one of the marinas in the Vendée, the Everest des Mers are just some of the events which take place on the Vendée coast.
But Vendée's number one water sports event is without a doubt the Vendée Globe. The eighth edition of this non-stop, unassisted, round-the-world race will set sail from Les Sables-d'Olonne on Sunday 6 November 2016 at 1:02 pm.
It is not unusual to come across international meets, or even events linked to the Sailing World Championships, and other activities such as windsurfing, land sailing, VA'A....