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Vendée Globe village – SOH preparation for the transat sailing before the Vendée Globe 2016 – left to Newport Rhode Island (USA)

Skipper Nándor Fa is preparing for his private transatlantic training from Les Sables d’Olonne to USA with his renewed Imoca 60 racing boat – The 2-crew member  left the Vendée Globe village 17th Jun. Nándor is going to sail back from Newport as his solo transat.

19th Jun

18th Jun

17th June

Spirit of Hungary left Port Olona this afternoon. Nándor Fa and his 2-member crew has started their transatlantic crossing towards Newport (USA). They hoisted their brand new mainsail at 15:30 (local time) in front of the plage of Les Sables d’Olonne and turned northwest. (more images and video soon) 

Short Video ©mixpress Spirit of Hungary is leaving Les Sables d’Olonne


Gallery from Margosia Viau:


16th June

Midday’s happy testsailing on the Atlantic ocean – Les Sables d’Olonne


16th June in the morning

Ready for sailing 🙂 waiting for the good wind – wich is almost 0 at the moment

14th June – Port Olona Les Sables

Interview with Michel Desjoyeaux 2 times Vendée Globe winner ocean skipper in Port Olona



13th June Setting the new solent



– thanks for the datatransfer to the OSM office

2016 Jun13 early morning – CC arrived in Les Sables d’Olonne – Congratulations to the happy Kiwi skipper!

2016 Jun 11 Port Olona VG pontoon

Setting the new sails  – the main is on.Nándor is preparing to sail out with his brand new mast and sail set for testing at mid of next week.

Thanks fort he data transfer for the NY – Vendée Office


– the first 3 boats are expected for 7thJun.

Jun8th 2016

Waiting for the craining and the early afternoon’s Imoca measuring – industrial port of the Vendée Globe city.

photo_video©SpiritofHungary/mixpress/Les Sables d’Olonne


IMOCA heeling test

photo©SpiritofHungary/mixpress/Les Sables d’Olonne

Short videos:

video©SpiritofHungary/mixpress/Les Sables d’Olonne

Jun7th 2016

The AlexThomson’s team just arrived to wait for their Boss.

Nándor is going to be resdy for the new Imoca 90 degrees heeling test dated for tomorrow.

images: VG pontoon Les Sables d’Olonne Port Olona by mixpress