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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.

IV – The success of the Junior Vendée Globe

1) Educational pack

The Junior Vendée Globe saw 1500 packs distributed in schools half of which went to those in Vendée. Polls have shown that more than 90 % of teachers were pleased with the quality of the pack. It was widely used and often copied for other classes.

2) The Junior Vendée Globe website

This pack was in addition to the Junior Vendée Globe website. The Junior Vendée Globe website saw almost 258,900 single visitors and more than 2 million pages were viewed.

3) Almost 13,000 youngsters welcomed to the village

School classes were given a special welcome to suit their needs for two hours. They were welcomed and accompanied by members of the Vendée Arts and Heritage School.

6570 school children were thus welcomed to les Sables d’Olonne or 148 schools and 244 classes.

6429 school children and around ten associations (a hundred or so people) were welcomed in addition to these arrangements at the start Village for the Vendée Globe.

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