Vendee Globe Village Closing, Race Still On

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Following the latest national lockdown measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron as part of the fight against Covid-19, the 2020-21 Vendée Globe Race Village will be closed to the public beginning Friday, October 30th.

The Vendée Globe will still take place as planned on Sunday, November 8 at 1:02 pm local time. However, preparations and dock-outs will all be conducted behind closed doors without local spectators.

The start of the race will be broadcast live on the event website,

According to race organizers, “The Vendée Globe 2020-2021 remains a symbol of our strong will to carry on, despite the difficulties our country is facing, and whilst, of course, respecting the health measures as set by the state.”

For the latest on the race, click here

October 2020

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