sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Vendee Globe race records shattered
Vendee Globe race records shattered

'Vendee Globe 2012-13 finish for Armel Le Cleac`h(FRA) / Banque Populaire 78D 05H 33MN 52SEC - 2nd Place'    Olivier Blanchet    Click Here to view large photo

The Vendee Globe 2012-13 got underway from Les Sables d'Olonne on November 10th 2012. The warmth of the welcome and the passion for the Vendée Globe was immediately obvious to everyone who was in Les Sables d’Olonne last Sunday, 27th January 2013, to witness the historic finishes of winner François Gabart and second placed Armel Le Cléac’h, and indeed to a huge global audience who used every different type of media to share the incredible experience.

The two French skippers shattered the race records, Gabart, 29 becoming the youngest skipper to win the Vendée Globe, lowering the course record to 78 days, two hours and 16 minutes 40 seconds and in so doing bettering Michel Desjoyeaux’s 2008-9 record by six days and 53 minutes.

Le Cléac’h also took the solo monohull mark under 80 days for the first time, taking second place by the smallest margin in the history of the race, just three hours 17 minutes and four seconds behind Gabart.

The constant intensity of the duel has kept the audience engaged since the start and this was the inspirational conclusion of the race which has amazed at the sheer consistent speed of the two leading protagonists around the world.

The range of different media which this edition of the race has offered has facilitated a big increase in the global audience, following the action and the statistics 24/7.

The audience for the finish on Sunday 27th January on the Vendée Globe web site, on the mobile application, on Dailymotion and all the internet sites which broadcast the seven-hour live feed of the finish included:

• 650,000 connections to the live feed (cf 400,000 at the start)
• More than 350,000 reviews of the live registered
• So a total of one million views, 650,000 live
• The peak maximum audience connected to the LIVE, 60,000 (cf 38,000 at the start)
• 50 hours of television time on the 17 channnels that broadcast the SAEM Vendée signal.

SAEM Vendée President Bruno Retailleau, 'This Vendée Globe started in a difficult context and will yet be remembered as a record-breaking edition. Beyond the performances and achievements of François Gabart and all the skippers who are making this race a unique event, figures show the Vendée Globe is now one of the five most important competitions in the world of sport.'

Figures for the website and applications combined:
• 45 million visits
• More than eight million individual unique visitors
• 240 million page views for the site and application
• 75,000 Facebook fans
• 19,000 followers on Twitter
• 470,000 players on virtual game
• 25 million video views
• 290,000 applications downloaded
• Real Live: 150,000 visitors in Les Sables d’Olonne (official regional government figures

Vendee Globe website


by Vendee Globe

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106146

1:42 PM Thu 31 Jan 2013GMT


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

Click for further information on
2012 Vendee Globe

Related News Stories:

31 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Wounded Golding to keep moving toward the finish
31 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Transcript of press conference with Alex Thomson
31 Jan 2013  Navtec chosen by all three Vendee Globe podium finishers
31 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Mike Golding holds position against Le Cam
31 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Hugo Boss crosses finish in third
30 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe Race - Alex Thompson to finish career-defining voyage
30 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe Race - Gamesa struggling to stay afloat
30 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - The end is near + Video
30 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Golding vs Le Cam battle continues
29 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Close together and exhausted in Les Sables d'Olonne
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


































ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   


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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT