Dear media colleagues, please find below the protocol details for the arrivals as well as the timings for the press conferences:


o H – 3:00 – The final ETA distributed by the press service
o H – 1:30 – Boarding on the Beneteau media ribs at Kbis, and the Press boat (OGIA) at Pontoon M
o H – 1:00 –  The Beneteau media ribs depart
o H + 0:20 – The IMOCA enters the Channel, preceded by the media ribs and Press boat
o H + 0:40 – The media ribs and press boat (OGIA) disembark at Pontoon M
o H + 0:50 – The IMOCA is moored at the pontoon of honour – the skipper stays on board and celebrates with family and friends.
o H + 1:00 – The skipper disembarks the IMOCA and walks down the red carpet alone to the Mixed Zone OR directly to the Press Conference
o H + 1:20 – Rest break for the skipper (this can be postponed until after the Press Conference depending on the arrival time scenario)
o H + 1:50 – Official photo in the Conference room
o H + 2:00 – Press Conference
o H + 2:30 – End of the protocol


Due to the ongoing health context, there a number of restrictions in place which the Vendée Globe management must adhere to. The Press Conference room will as a result be limited in the number of seats allowed.

The Press Conferences will take place at H + 2 hours from the crossing of the finish line. They will be translated into French and English. In the Press Conference room, headphones will be available for simultaneous translation. 

N.B.: To obtain a bracelet which will give you access to the conference room, please contact the press office.


  • The Conferences will be remotely accessible via Zoom in French and English, allowing the press to ask questions remotely. The first section of the conferences will be led by the Vendée Globe, followed by a Q&A with those present in the room, and then finally, remote questions can be presented to the skipper.
  • The Conferences will also be broadcast via the event’s digital platforms in French and English; a broadcast will be provided on the screens of the Press HQ.
  • All arrivals will be streamed on if the weather conditions allow for filming at sea.


In French: 

Conférence de presse VG2020 [FR]

In English: 

Press Conference VG2020 LV2

In German – for Teamexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco arrival: 

Pressekonferenz zum Zieleinlauf von Boris Herrmann 

YOUTUBE LINKS OF THE LIVE ARRIVALS:  live from 30 minutes before the first is due to cross the finish line

In French:

In English:

For any media requests concerning the arrivals, please email:
[email protected]