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IMOCA – Arctic Vendée Les Sables 2020 – How to follow this new race?

IMOCA – Arctic Vendée Les Sables 2020 – How to follow this new race?

The kick-off of one of the first sports events since containment will be held Saturday, July 4th At 3:30 p.m. with the Vendée Globe prologue: the Vendee-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonne.

True repeat of November 8, they will be 20 competitors combined on the same starting line as the Vendée Globe. If the sailors follow a strict sanitary protocol and leave their home ports 24 hours before the gun, sport well resume its rights in the Sables d’Olonne. An event to watch live!


The race organization and the Department of the Vendée set up a production system for the public to be able to follow the event.

Live from 3:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

The signal (clean) the start will be conducted Saturday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. (HF). Produced by Nefertiti Production, in close collaboration with France 3 Loire and Vendée TV, thanks to the technical means and AMPVisualTV Ektacom (embedded pictures), direct is made available SERTE Paris and royalty free all channels and image agencies.

France Televisions on deck!

Enthusiastic from the first hour, France Télévisions teams wished to accompany the return of the sport to the antenna disseminating the start on France Ô and France 3 Pays de la Loire, France 3 Bretagne, France 3 Normandie, France 3 Poitou Charentes, France 3 Provence-Alpes Cote d’Azur and the 1st strings. France 3 Loire Valley will be directing with Anthony Burn Studio, accompanied browser Yann Elies (two participations in the Vendée Globe and double winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre). The reporter from France TV Sport Gaël Robic, it will be closer to the boats aboard the catamaran Royale Production, while Stephanie Pagrimaud, Les Sables d’Olonne, and Gwénaëlle Bron, Port-La-Forêt, will be live from two ports of the sailors. Finally, digital antennas and platform also will broadcast the starting line to the delight of sports fans!

TV Vendée and Breton network

The departmental chain vendéenne faithful Vendée Globe diffuser, also share direct its antenna. Commented by Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the browser to twelve Cape Horn, the show will be available on TV Rennes.


Nautical Channel in Italy, N-TV group RTL in Germany, and the Japanese chain NHK and Asahi will also be mobilized.


On computers, tablets, smartphones, go from 3:15 p.m. on the platforms of the IMOCA class to follow the event commented by sports journalist Gregory Tournon to be surrounded by Romain Attanasio browsers (skipper of IMOCA Pure Best-Western) and Pascal Bidégorry (North Atlantic record, winning the Volvo Ocean Race and the Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA and connoisseur hydrofoil).

The live streaming will be available here:


YouTube channel: @IMOCAGlobeseries

Facebook Page: @IMOCAGlobeSeries


A follow on

To miss nothing of this race between Les Sables d’Olonne, Iceland and the Azores, find every day on the race website:

News and press releases

The hours of audio (breakfast and lunch)

The ‘visios’ with the skippers (midday)

Weather forecasts

The ‘reading Gallimard’

Videos researchers at the Pasteur Institute

All messages, photos and videos sent by sea alone: ​​through partner communication IMOCA class: Iridium and Thales (antenna Thales VesseLink network Iridium-Certus), all images of the edge will be transmitted in real time available here.

live mapping

During the race, the scores will be updated every 30 minutes H24-7j / 7.

Also found on the Carto:

Historical and statistical progression

Standings in real time

Weather forecast

Articles on Iceland and the Azores drafted by the ambassadors of Ulysse Nardin, official timekeeper of the race

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