Jean Le Cam 8th across the line and 4th overall on Yes We Cam!

On a wet, windy, unpleasant Thursday night it was at 19:19:55hrs UTC that Jean Le Cam crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe to take fourth place overall. Although he actually passed the line eighth, with his time compensation of 16hrs and 15minutes he moves up to fourth, in fact missing the podium by just 3hrs 19 mins 43 seconds.


Vendée Globe 2020 100% CDK Technologies podium

Yannick Bestaven’s victory on Maître CoQ IV in 80 days, 03 hours, 44 minutes and 46 seconds (including compensation), adds a new line to CDK Technologies’ list of achievements as the yard responsible for the boat’s construction. It’s the 4th consecutive time and the 5th in total (of 9 editions) that a boat built by CDK Technologies has won the Vendée Globe. What better opportunity to shine a spotlight on the unique success and exceptional know-how of a leading company located at the very heart of the “Bretagne Sailing Valley”©.


The race of Yannick Bestaven

Topping the leaderboard 157 times and proving virtually unbeatable in the south. It’s a marked contrast to his first attempt at the Vendee Globe, which ended with dismasting only hours after the start. After that experience he didn’t return to the race for more than a decade.


Louis Burton (Bureau Vallee 2) second across the finish line

Emerging from the inky darkness on his yellow hulled IMOCA to break the line at 23.45hrs 12mins on Wednesday 27th January, 04h 09min 25s after Charlie Dalin in what is the proving to be race’s closest and most hotly contested finish ever.


Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) First To Finish The Ninth Vendée Globe

French skipper Charlie Dalin emerged from a damp, misty Bay of Biscay to break the finish line of the Vendée Globe, the solo, non-stop race round the world race, in first position and in doing so realised the ocean racing dreams of his youth.


When two become one, Escoffier transferred off Yes We Cam!

At around 0210hrs UTC at a location in the South Indian Ocean some 360 miles north of the remote Crozet archipelago, Kevin Escoffier (PRB) was successfully transferred from Jean Le Cam's IMOCA to the Nivôse, a French Navy frigate.

photo : © Marine Nationale