The Vendee globe race is one that you might not know much about, but in just a days worth of time, we will know this years winner. These sailors have survived some of the hardest days, because they are only able to sleep just a few hours before they have to set sail again. There have been accidents that have occurred with some of the boats where people needed to be pulled from the race. These sailors have some of the most up to date equipment on their boats to help them complete it.
- Three sailors are currently vying for first place and for the first time could come down to minutes.
- The boats that are used this year each have a length of around 18 meters long.
- The sailors only sleep just a few hours a day so they can keep up with the other boats.
“In each race, vessels are damaged beyond repair, often stranding sailors in the vast nowhere of the open ocean.”