Burton On The Button, Good, Clear Start To The Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d’Olonne

Banned by the global pandemic from the start of November 2020’s Vendée Globe and indeed three months earlier from start of the first edition of this new Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne race, tens of thousands of well wishers lined the mythical channel today in Les Sables d’Olonne, France to send the 25 competing solo skippers on their way as the 3,5000 nautical miles course around Iceland started in a light to moderate NE’ly breeze at 1700hrs local time this evening.