The Faces of the Vendée Globe

These 20 sailors will set off on Nov. 10 to sail around the world alone in the grueling Vendée Globe. Click here to learn more about the Vendee Globe.
Click here to view photos from the start of the race.

Jérémie BEYOU (France) on Maître CoQ
Jérémie BEYOU (France) on Maître CoQJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Arnaud BOISSIÈRES (France) on AKENA Vérandas
Arnaud BOISSIÈRES (France) on AKENA VérandasDPPI/Vendee Globe
Louis BURTON (France) on Bureau Vallée
Louis BURTON (France) on Bureau ValléeJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Samantha DAVIES (GBR) on Savéol
Samantha DAVIES (GBR) on SavéolMARK LLOYD / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Bertrand de BROC (France) on Votre Nom Autour du Monde
Bertrand de BROC (France) on Votre Nom Autour du MondeJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Tanguy de LAMOTTE (France) on Initiatives-coeur
Tanguy de LAMOTTE (France) on Initiatives-coeurVINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Alessandro di BENEDETTO (France/Italy) on Team Plastique
Alessandro di BENEDETTO (France/Italy) on Team PlastiqueJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Jean-Pierre DICK (France) on Virbac-Paprec 3
Jean-Pierre DICK (France) on Virbac-Paprec 3VINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Marc GUILLEMOT (France) on Safran
Marc GUILLEMOT (France) on SafranJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Jean LE CAM (France) on SynerCiel
Jean LE CAM (France) on SynerCiel with his diving suitVINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Armel LE CLEAC’H (France) on Banque Populaire
Armel LE CLEAC’H (France) on Banque PopulaireJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Kito de PAVANT (France) on Groupe Bel
Kito de PAVANT (France) on Groupe BelJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Vincent RIOU (France) on PRB
Vincent RIOU (France) on PRBVINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Javier SANSO (Spain) on Acciona 100% EcoPowered
Javier SANSO (Spain) on Acciona 100% EcoPoweredVINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Bernard STAMM (Switzerland) on Cheminées Poujoulat
Bernard STAMM (Switzerland) on Cheminées PoujoulatJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Alex THOMSON (GBR) on Hugo Boss
Alex THOMSON (GBR) on Hugo BossJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Zbigniew GUTKOWSKI (Poland) on ENERGA
Zbigniew GUTKOWSKI (Poland) on ENERGAJEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
François GABART (France) on MACIF
François GABART (France) on MACIFJEAN-MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Mike GOLDING (GBR) on GAMESA
Mike GOLDING (GBR) on GAMESAMARK LLOYD / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE
Dominique WAVRE (Switzerland) on Mirabaud
Dominique WAVRE (Switzerland) on MirabaudOLIVIER BLANCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE