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Vendée Globe 2016-2017 : a hugely popular event and media success

Wednesday 22 March 2017Information Vendée Globe

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The results of the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe show huge increases everywhere: many more people attending the event, unprecedented media Media #media coverage and feedback, a record Record #sailingrecord level of international coverage without talking about the very positive race outcome in terms of the rankings. With 29 skippers lining up, 18 were ranked, which is a record Record #sailingrecord number in the history of the Vendée Globe.

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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