New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne
New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne

Title partner

Département de la Vendée

From the moment it began, the Vendée Globe race has belonged to the hearts of our French département. Along with the Conseil Départemental de la Vendée, the town of Les Sables d’Olonne, the company SODEBO and the Région des Pays de la Loire, some thirty large companies from the Vendée department have come on board, making the Vendée the organiser of one of the greatest races in the world.

Major partner


Twenty years ago, we entered the Vendée Globe, this legendary race as a shipowner alongside Thomas Coville. Then in 2004, we went on to become an official sponsor of the race.  Each edition is unique and illustrates the incredible evolution of the world of ocean racing, which has never stopped progressing. You only have to look at the evolution of the boats to understand that we have moved into a new era with each edition, but there is room for everyone. What is common are the stories of these men and women who commit themselves to an adventure that will inevitably change them.

Partenaire Premium

Les Sables d'Olonne

THE Vendée Globe city

Every four years, Les Sables d'Olonne becomes the center of the world. From the hopeful departure to the end of this round the world race, the pontoons of Port Olona give a warm welcome to the boats and to the single-handed adventurers who face this challenge.

Official Partners

Banque Populaire Grand Ouest

The sea is a strength that Banque Populaire Grand Ouest develops every day.

Their common thread: a passion for the ocean, a love of the Grand Ouest, and a desire to make this region ever more dynamic and attractive.

Éoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier

In June 2014, Eoliennes en mer Iles d'Yeu et de Noirmoutier was named winner of the tender to install and operate an offshore wind farm off the Vendée. EMYN is a consortium comprising Ocean Winds (a joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renovaveis), Sumitomo Corporation, Banque des Territoires and Vendée Energie.

The Pays de la Loire region

Open to others through human solidarity, its sense of community and the vitality of its youth; full of regional diversity, unique architectural heritage, varied landscapes and protected from the Loire Valley right up to the shores of the Atlantic; reaching out to the rest of the world through its innovative businesses, centres of excellence and major events: the Pays de la Loire region moves forward with minds wide open.

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin is the Manufacture inspired by the Ocean, producing advanced timepieces for explorers in pursuit of freedom. 


Zodiac has dreamt of accompanying THE non-stop single-handed race without assistance, and is taking up the challenge! Selected to support one of the world's most famous races, the brand will be making its toughest boats available to the skippers and organisers of the Vendée Globe.   

Official Suppliers


Founded in St Gilles Croix de Vie in 1884, the BENETEAU shipyard has been involved in the Vendée Globe for 20 years, putting its fleet of boats at the service of the unique moments that are the start and finish of this legendary race.

Brioches Fonteneau

Brioches Fonteneau is above all a family story that began in 1977. Today, it's more than 300 employees, 3 production sites in the Vendée and over 45 years of know-how to delight its customers with traditional brioches and gâches!


The ADINFO Group has positioned itself as a specialist in IT solutions designed to boost the performance of SMEs.

Helly Hansen

Since its foundation in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen has never ceased its mission: to develop clothing that meets the requirements of professionals to help them stay and feel alive.


Oxeva offers cloud-based managed hosting solutions for high-traffic sites and applications requiring high availability.

Virtual Regatta

Be the skipper of your own boat!  
With Virtual Regatta Offshore, take part in the world's most famous sailing races and compete against the skippers and hundreds of thousands of competitors in real time from your home.

Yacht Club de France

Yacht Club de France, promoting yachting and sea racing since 1867.