Known on an international scale as the “life challenge” for a skipper, it attracts true adventurers looking to put themselves to the test. A story of heroes since 1989, after the very first round the world race. The Vendée Globe has a captivating on-going history …
The Vendée Globe has forged its legend and the glory of its champions following each edition.
2020-2021: Yannick BESTAVEN (FRA, Maître CoQ IV): 80 days 3h 44 min and 46 sec.
2016-2017: Armel LE CLEAC’H (FRA, Banque populaire): 74 days 3h 35min and 46sec.
2012-2013: François GABART (FRA, Macif): 78 days 2h 16min and 40sec.
2008-2009: Michel DESJOYEAUX (FRA, Foncia), 84 days 3h 9min.
2004-2005: Vincent RIOU (FRA, PRB): 87 days 10h 47min.
2000-2001: Michel DESJOYEAUX (FRA, PRB): 93 days 3h 57min 32sec.
1996-1997: Christophe AUGUIN (FRA, Geodis): 105 days 20h 31min.
1992-1993: Alain GAUTIER (FRA, Bagages Superior): 110 days 2h 22min 35sec.
1989-1990: Titouan LAMAZOU (FRA, Ecureuil d'Aquitaine II): 109 days 8h 48min 50sec.
By winning the 8th edition of the Vendée Globe, Armel LE CLEAC’H, 42, holds the record for the event. He completed the race in a time of 74 days and 3 hours aboard the Banque Populaire monohull. He currently holds the record for completing the course in the shortest time and attaining the podium three times.