Vendée Globe – On the way to 2024
Vendée Globe – On the way to 2024
by Vendée Globe May 4 14:04 UTC
Vendée Globe © Jean-Marie Liot / Alea
The huge wave of enthusiasm for the Vendée Globe during and after the last edition means that more and more solo skippers are announcing their intention to do the next race which will start in November 2024.
They have already done it and have already said “yes” until 2024, and have boats.
Fabrice Amedeo – Frustrated by this early retirement in South Africa, the journalist turned pro-sailor Amedeo was quick to get back on his horse. He is a great defender of sustainable development and the environment and, through this, he obtained the support of the Nexans group, a major player in energy transition and sustainable electrification on a global scale. Amedeo therefore intends to set off again for a third Vendée Globe adventure. The skipper recently wrote: “Nexans, one of the world leaders in the manufacture and installation of cable systems, is working with me. Sharing many values linked to the protection of the environment, the fight against global warming and the preservation of the oceans, we will work together until the next Vendée Globe in 2024 “. The boat is now called Art & Fenêtres – Nexans.
Romain Attanasio – Speaking in April on episode 32 of Into the Wind, the French podcast of Tip & Shaft, the Vendée Globe skipper, 14th, admitted that he had not yet taken a vacation after the race, preferring to go see the partners who had accompanied him to thank them and invite them to continue the adventure. Now double finisher Romain seems well prepared for the next edition, his partner Sam Davies confirming last week that Attanasio bought the VPLP / Verdier design from Boris Herrmann who was Malizia. He continues with Best Western® which is part of his project for another four years.
Arnaud Boissieres – On his local Vendée television recently, Arnaud Boissières said he was on his way to his fifth Vendée Globe, “not just to do a fifth, but to be really competitive, and that’s why I’m preparing for now” . And he is well into it with the plans for the next Transat Jacques Vabre, the Route du Rhum and with the installation of new foils in the middle of the timeline.
Louis burton – There is no doubt that Louis Burton is clearly positioned on the 2024 track: the skipper at the wheel and talented, 3rd in the edition which has just ended, has already got his hands on the old L’Occitane designed by Sam Manuard in Provence , and had closed the deal even before the end of the Vendée Globe. Remember that four years ago, he broke the transfer window by buying the winning Banque Populaire with Armel Le Cléac’h on board.
Kojiro Shiraishi – The Japanese skipper has already announced his return in 2024 with the same partner, DMG Mori, the same boat and the ambition to make a top 8. We told you about it a few weeks ago.
Armel Tripon – The skipper of the first IMOCA scow has completed his first Vendée Globe (11th) and is already aiming for his second edition. The Occitaine en Provence being sold, In Voiles et Voiliers, the Nantes skipper told Bruno Ménard that he had not set any limit in terms of schedule. He wants to build a new barge (boat with rounded bow) and during the construction period run in the Multi50, the class from which he came to IMOCA in particular following his victory on the Route du Rhum 2018.
Alan roura – Twice finisher, like Attanasio and twice younger in the Vendée Globe, Alan Roura will be 31 years old at the start of the 10th edition. The Swiss skipper wants to come back and realize his sporting ambitions while carrying a project with a solid Swiss identity. He entrusts his objectives to the Swiss newspaper Le Matin.
Louis Duc – During the 9th edition, Louis Duc declared his desire to compete and then launched his project for 2024. The Norman skipper bought Clément Giraud’s old boat, the one that caught fire before the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 This Farr 2007 design is being revamped, and it will be propelled by another fundraising project, as it will carry the concept of “Your Savings Around the World”. The different, circular and unifying history awaits you and can be found here: www.votre-epargne-autour-du-monde.fr. Attention, you have until May 20 to embark, and already 70 savers, out of the 150 expected, have joined his project!
Antoine Cornic – A skipper from Ile de Ré who simply couldn’t escape the call of the ocean. He who cut his teeth in Mini class in the colors of the Ile de Ré on the Mini 2017, his third Mini and is now leaving for the Vendée Globe 2024. He has already bought the former Spirit of Canada designed by Owen Clarke and built for Derek Hatfield (2008-2009) and is actively working on its redesign and compliance.
For more information visit www.vendeeglobe.org.