Vendée Globe 2016-2017 : a hugely popular event and media success
Wednesday 22 March 2017 –
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III – Huge growth in visitor numbers to the Villages
With 1.5 million visitors over the three weeks leading up to the start, then 750,000 visitors (as opposed to 501,800 in 2013) for the finishes between 13th January and 10th March, visitor numbers for the 8th Vendée Globe smashed all the records. In all, 2,250,000 visitors were recorded in Les Sables d’Olonne for the start and finish of the eighth Vendée Globe (as opposed to 2,000,000 in 2012-2013).
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