THE VENDÉE ARCTIQUE RACE STARTS TOMORROW 

HOW TO FOLLOW THE START & THE RACE:

 It will be shown live in the following different channels: 

FRENCH TV:

Live TV broadcast of the start and live streaming from 15:15p.m>16:10 p.m main French stations

SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS:
Facebook lives from both of our pages showing different angles of the race start. The stern camera view will be shown on @borisherrmannracing Facebook and the race helicopter view will be shown on @teammalizia Facebook page.

HOW TO FOLLOW BORIS HERRMANN ON THE VENDEE-ARCTIC-LES-SABLES D’OLONNE

Live tracker: www.borisherrmannracing.com

Embed our tracker: http://team-malizia.geovoile.com/vendeearctique/2020/tracker/

Race website: https://www.imoca.org/fr
FTP link of the race: http://vendee-arctique.tv

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Social Media:

IG: @team_malizia @borisherrmannracing

FB: @teammalizia & @borisherrmannracing

 

ABOUT THE RACE

This race has been devised to make up for the loss of The Transat CIC Race and the New York-Vendée-Les Sables d’Olonne race due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.

It is a 3600-mile solo ocean race in a big triangle, reaching up to the limits of the Arctic Circle and then down to the Azores. The race is organised by the IMOCA class and supported by Vendée and the town of Les Sables d’Olonne. This race is a warm-up” for this year’s Vendée Globe solo round-the-world race, and will feature 20 skippers from five nations, among them four female skippers.

The course takes the fleet North to a virtual waypoint – the ‘IOC-UNESCO’ Waypoint, named in honour of the IMOCA Class ‘science and ocean’ partner – about 200 miles southwest of Iceland, before then turning south to the ‘Gallimard Editions’ Waypoint off the Azores and from there to the finish at Les Sables d’Olonne.
The skippers are likely to face tough conditions in the opening phase, including strong headwinds in big seas off Rockall in an area where there are also plenty of commercial fishing boats.

 

The Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne race will provide the opportunity for five skippers to formally complete their qualification for the Vendée Globe – Clément Giraud (Vers Un Monde Sans Sida), Isabelle Joschke (MACSF), Kojiro Shiraishi (DMG MORI GLOBAL ONE), Sébastien Simon (Arkéa Paprec) and Armel Tripon (L’Occitaine En Provence).

Boris’ objective during this race is to put the newly reshaped yacht and the new foils to the test in race conditions in preparation for the Vendée Globe. Boris will be flying the colours of our partner the Yacht Club de Monaco and it will be his first race with our new partners and our newly renamed “Seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco”. Kuehne + Nagel, MSC, Hapag Lloyd and CMA CGM join the boat, backing our mission to collect scientific data from the ocean and to educate children around the world on this topic.

During this race, in collaboration with IOC-UNESCO and Ifremer, Boris will place an Argo profiling float near to Iceland to measure water salinity and temperature. At the same time, he will provide essential data to the scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Geomar in Kiel and Ifremer, thanks to his high-tech onboard SubCtech laboratory. This device measures ocean surface CO2 which is key to help scientists better understand the impacts of climate change in our oceans and as Boris often sails in remote locations this data is often scarce.

 

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