This 2nd edition of the New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne, the first organised by the Vendée Globe organisers, will set off from the United States next May. The transatlantic race is already shaping up to be a major event, attracting a huge amount of sporting interest: around forty skippers are expected to line up, compared with 14 in 2016... The first record is therefore all but set.
And considering the lightning technological development of the boats in recent years, the record time for the race, set by Jérémie Beyou in 2016 - 9d 16h 57min 52s - should also be smashed!
With just a few months to go to the Vendée Globe, this final confrontation will be an opportunity to determine the strongest contenders for the next solo, non-stop, non-assisted round the world race. It is the ultimate opportunity for the favourites to assert their power before competing in the greatest of all ocean races.
Before setting off on this demanding 3,200-mile course, the sailors will treat the New York public to a great show in Manhattan Bay, organised on 24 May 2024 at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. The "Liberty Race" promises breathtaking images.