The race begins on Sunday, jumped by significant restrictions as a result of coronavirus pandemic, forcing the skippers to finish eight days of rigorous quarantine before the beginning of the experience.
Euronews had the chance to sail onboard among those ships specially made for this special occasion and speak to the guy at the helm, Armel Tripon, relating to this massive challenge.
Escaping the pandemic
It is a fantasy of specific significance with this ninth version since it will begin with no audience and with no traditional festivities due to their COVID health constraints.
This might be the first Vendée Globe for Armel however, with extended adventure on the seas, for example, his success on the”Route du Rhum” in 2018 from the Multi50 class, the French skipper is just as much an outsider as a favorite.
“It is correct the’outsider’. . .fits me nicely, since we’re similar to an ambush, we’ve got a job that began late, using a boat which took some time to optimize. However, now we’re prepared for the struggle,” Armel maintained.
A lengthy fight against the components
It takes two or more weeks for its sailors to finish their tour around the world.
But in only a couple of hours sailing using Armel, we have experienced how it feels to be at the mercy of the sea and wind, a small demonstration of that which lies ahead for them with this huge challenge. A momentary incursion into among the most prestigious sailing events on earth.