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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.

VI – Prize-giving ceremony on 13th May in Les Sables d’Olonne

The prize-giving ceremony will be organised differently due to safety reasons and to ensure the comfort of the spectators while considering the cost of the operation. It will take place in two stages:
- A prize-giving ceremony for invited guests at Les Atlantes at 7.45 p.m.
- A procession of the skippers on the seafront in Les Sables d’Olonne with a fireworks display from 9.30 to 10.45 p.m.

This ceremony will mark the conclusion of the Vendée Globe and allow the public to see the skippers together for one final time.

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