SailNet Community - View Single Post - Interesting Sailboats
View Single Post
post #2911 of Old 11-02-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
PCP's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,505
Thanks: 21
Thanked 113 Times in 96 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Vendee Globe

Regarding sailboat popularity in Europe, particularly in France, some good news:

"The first week of the Race Village opening drew a record number of spectators. Since 20 October, no less than 230,000 people (including 10,000 school children) have walked the pontoons where the 20 participating boats are moored. The race's popularity is clearly evident.

The success of this 7th edition is also obvious online. The race's official website drew 200,000 visitors in a week."

Vendée Globe: record attendance | Yacht News | Yachting World

Webisode 6 : La vie s'accélère aux Sables d'Olonne por VendeeGlobeTV

The race starts in about a week

PCP is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome