Since the end of the conclusion of the last edition, the SAEM Vendée has been observing a huge amount of interest from skippers and their sponsors, who are already keen to be at the start of the Vendée Globe on 10 November 2024.
As announced last October by Alain Leboeuf, President of the SAEM Vendée and the Vendée Department, when the Notice of Race was published, the applications for the 2024 Vendée Globe officially opened on 14 February 2022.
With 1,000 days to go until the start, the adventure towards the tenth edition officially begins with this first stage of the entry process. In the previous edition, 37 candidates had officially declared themselves. This record will likely be broken again by 2 October 2023, the closing date for applications.