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Life in the Vendée Globe Village Oct-Nov. 2016

The life is so busy in the VG Village – it is almost impossible to follow … we give you here small gallery and audios about the Spirit of Hungary  of Hungary and skipper Nandor Fa,  interview with Alain Gautier (winner of VG ’92-93)

04. Nov. Busy day again at the Vendée Globe village

04. Nov. International press meeting gallery:

03. Nov. 3 days before the start of VG

The morning begins: international interviews, little french babies on the pontoon:

2nd Nov. 

Audio – with Nándor Fa SOH Imoca 60′ skipper  – about the boat and himself, about the foods for the big around-the world sailing race… audio in English – reporter: LiliFa©mixpress/SOH

01. Nov. Vendée Globe Village

A short interview with Alain Gautier French ocean skipper, winner of the 1992-93 Vendée Globe – when Nándor finished 5th. We asked him about the difference between now and then.

A little atmosphere of the Vendée Globe village from the top of the Spirit of Hungary’s mast. /©spiritofhungary_mixpress_ L.Fa

Vendée Globe Village – day by day

22nd Oct. Museum of Les Sables d’Olonne – handprints of the Skippers of Vendée Globe

After the Barcelona World Race, Andi Robertson is on board of Spirit of Hungary again – Vendée Globe skipper interview coming soon:

Morning on the VG pontoon:


VENDÉE TV – Live from the VG Village – today the quests are Nandor Fa and his technical manager – Patrick Viau

Autograph program with visitors of VG Village:

20th Oct. “Safety check” day of Spirit of Hungary

Skipper Nándor Fa and Patrick Viau – technical manager of SOH managed the strict and deep procedure with the Experts of Fédération Français de Voile


Very kind Guests on board – Mr. Georges Crasnier

ex-export manager of TBS FRANCE and his wife visited now privately Nándor and the boat

…He promised to follow Nándor on the long race and open the same bottled in every important milestone of the Vendée Globe for example Christmas Eve, crossing the Equator   back and forth, and when turning the Cape Horn.


Spirit of Hungary received the very important, second third part of the nutrition package from SODEBO. Meanwhile Nándor got a small taste at the lounge bar of Sodebo, the door is always open for the skippers and team managers for a nice cup of coffee.

VG 2016 SPECIAL magazines published for the Vendée Globe. Here you find one of the high-quality issues:

Vendée Globe street-arts in Les Sables d’Olonne:

Video with the artists:ée Globe street-arts.

Merci Isabelle a voutre group!


16th Oct. SQUID WEATHER DATA SOFTWARE – special version for Vendée Globe 2016 – training with the Squid team

16th Oct. Skipper és team manager briefing – gallery:

15th Oct.The fleet is almost complete at the Vendée Globe pontoon. 28 IMOCAs out of the 29 (Sébastien Destremau is due to arrive around 19th or 20th October) have been moored up in Les Sables d’Olonne since last night. In the space of less than 24 hours, 23 boats made their way through the harbour entrance channel in Les Sables, with most of the competitors arriving during the day yesterday ((Thursday 13th October). In the middle of the night, Banque Populaire VIII, Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine, Safran, 100% Natural Energy and Quéguiner-Leucémie Espoir were the latest boats to moor up. Since yesterday, the crowds have been out to greet the solo sailors and see their boats. There are now three weeks of festivities scheduled in the Vendée Globe Village, which opens its doors at 10 a.m. local time.

mini gallery ©mixpress_spiritofhungary