2024 Vendee Globe Notice of Race published

The SAEM Vendee, the organising entity behind the Vendee Globe, has published the Notice of Race, detailing the rules for competing in the 10th edition of the Vendee Globe.

Applications for the Vendee Globe 2024 will open on Monday February 14, 2022. The start is scheduled for November 10, 2024. The qualification pathway to the Vendee Globe is reinforced and a maximum of 40 racers is set.

The selection, based on miles established during the previous edition and in line with the Globe Series Championship, is renewed. Selected skippers will therefore be those who have covered the most miles during the Championship selection rounds. The first is the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021, which starts in less than a month.

It should be noted that two-handed races, such as the Transat Jacques Vabre, will only count half of the miles covered by the skipper.

In an effort to internationalise, and open opportunities to female skippers in offshore racing, The Ocean Race 2022 is part of the Championship selection program, with each skipper then scoring only a quarter of the miles sailed within a limit of 5,000 miles.

In order to promote technological innovation, and not penalise new boat projects, the first 13 skippers with a new boat taking the start of a qualifying race will be directly selected.

Finally, the SAEM Vendee gives itself the opportunity, as organiser, to invite up to one additional skipper from among the registrants, bringing the maximum number of starters to 40.

Further information: http://www.vendeeglobe.org

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