sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Vendee Globe - Awards ceremony under the stars + Video
Vendee Globe - Awards ceremony under the stars + Video


'Francois Gabart, Macif - Winner of the Vendee Globe'    Olivier Blanchet    Click Here to view large photo

Vendee Globe - Last night on the main beach in Les Sables d’Olonne, François Gabart, the skipper of Macif received his trophy from the President of the General Council, Bruno Retailleau. As for the 10 other skippers who have finished the race, they have received a reward. The nine others were also acclaimed. Earlier, François Gabart inaugurated his Vendée Globe seventh edition fingerprints plate on the Sables d'Olonne 'Walk of Fame'.

It is undoubtedly in the world of sailing (and even in the world of sports), the awards ceremony that gathers the most people.

Vendee Globe awards ceremony - Francois Gabart, Walk of Fame -  vendeeglobe.org  
On the main beach in Les Sables d’Olonne, Bruno Retailleau, Louis Guédon and several members of the General Council of the Vendée handed prizes to the eleven skippers who have completed their round the world race. From Bernard Stamm to Alex Thomson, Armel Le Cléac’h and François Gabart, each one of them had his little moment. In addition to their trophies, Jean-Pierre Dick and Tanguy de Lamotte received respectively the Fighting Palm and the Emotion Palm, awarded by Sodebo and the Internet users.

For the fourth time, the awards ceremony took place on the main beach in Les Sables d'Olonne. About 100.000 people attended the 1h30 show, where they were able to see on giant screens (over 500sq meters) the most beautiful images of the Vendée Globe and a 15 minutes retrospective film of the race.

For the first time, images of the film 'En Solitaire' were presented with the exceptional presence of the main actor François Cluzet.

The show ended with a huge ten minutes firework.

May 11, 2013 was a busy day for François Gabart. At 5pm, the sixth winner in the history of the Vendée Globe has left his fingerprints on his 'Walk of Fame' plate, just like the five previous winners did before him (Titouan Lamazou, Alain Gautier, Christophe Auguin Vincent Riou and Michel Desjoyeaux twice): a strong moment for the youngest winner of this event, surrounded by some of his predecessors and several competitors of this year edition.



This seventh edition of the Vendée Globe has been phenomenal and passion was there, both in France and abroad. There are tens of thousands of people here tonight; they illustrate the extreme excitement surrounding this race.

I wanted to thank François Cluzet to be with me for the awards ceremony, and Christophe Offenstein, film director, who presented the first exclusive pictures of “En Solitaire” which will be released on November 6. This film shows that the Vendée Globe is much more than a race. It is a legend, a myth.

I'll see you on Saturday, November 12, 2016, for the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe!

Bruno Retailleau (President of the General Council and the SAEM Vendée)

I still cannot realize ... I saw so many people during three months, including tonight. What I know is that I realized my dream and I also made people dream. Especially since I was not expected at this stage. It’s a great surprise for MACIF too. I do not know why, but I had to do this Vendée Globe, I needed it. And now that it's done, I'm very happy. I hope to be back one day.

François Gabart (skipper of MACIF, Vendée Globe winner)

The fight with François and the others was very intense. But once again living this adventure was something beautiful. My best memory was to see this crowd welcomed me after my world tour. These images will remain forever, that's the Vendée Globe magic.

Armel Le Cléac'h (skipper of Banque Populaire, second place of the Vendée Globe)

I spent ten long years running after the Vendée Globe. I wanted to thank my sponsor, who stayed with me despite two disappointments. But these failures have made me stronger. I'll be back in four years.

Alex Thomson (skipper of Hugo Boss, third place of the Vendée Globe)

For me, the Vendée Globe is the cherry on the cake of these months of preparation. Looking for success is always fabulous. This race is very special; it is a privilege to cross the finish line.

Jean-Pierre Dick (skipper of Virbac-Paprec 3, fourth place in the Vendée Globe and winner of the Fighting Palm)

This is an amazing race and it's really something to be part of it, especially with Initiatives-coeur. Thanks to the support of the public, 19 children were saved and thanks to the Sodebo Emotion Palm €10.000 reward another one will be save soon.

Tanguy de Lamotte (skipper of Initiatives-coeur, 10th place in the Vendée Globe and winner of the Emotion Palm)

The shooting was very impressive and we were 18 on board. It was both an artistic and a human challenge. We wanted keep the race spirit. We had the chance to be very well supported by the race directors and the skippers. The goal was to make an authentic and spontaneous film. It was a really great adventure.

François Cluzet (Main Actor, “En Solitaire”)


Vendee Globe website


by Liliane Fretté

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109390

1:09 PM Sun 12 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World







































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
























Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park   
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US