A 26,000 mile, solo, non-stop sailing race, without assistance, around the world: the Vendee Globe is an outstanding human challenge in which the skippers become amazing sea adventurers.
Adrena is Official Provider of the Vendee Globe 2016/2017
Thanks to the use of Adrena both by the Race Management Team and the skippers, communication between them is optimized and security of the competitors is strengthened. Indeed, Adrena Navigation Software allows the Organization Team to keep track of the whole fleet and to detect anomalies: changes of direction or unusual boats' speed.
Adrena Navigation Software also creates a synergy between the skippers and the Organization Team: the competitors can be informed of ice position, waypoints to take into account or any other important information that would impact the race.
This partnership is the opportunity for Adrena to associate with an event that shares its values: excellence, passion and quest for achievement.
The Vendee Globe is a real human challenge in which the skippers become amazing sea adventurers. During this unique non-stop solo round the world race without assistance, they are rounding the three legendary capes: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn.
Transat Jacques Vabre
Adrena is official partner of this 13rd edition. From Le Havre, France, to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, this 4350-mile course across the Atlantic Ocean from North to South is even more demanding than a transatlantic from East to West. It requires acute tactical qualities, strong weather analysis skills and an excellent physical condition to keep up with high speed throughout the route.
OC Sport Pen Duick
ADRENA has supported OC Sport Pen Duick in races organization since 2010.
A legend …
Eric Tabarly and Gérard Petipas, both highly respected in the sailing industry, founded Pen Duick in 1973. The initial aim of the company was to manage the legendary boats belonging to Eric. Then in 1985 when Pierre Bojic joined them, Pen Duick turned its hand to creating and managing ocean races.
44 races organized in 32 years
OC Sport Pen Duick has perfected the art in managing yacht races and its portfolio includes many of the best-known ones : La Route Du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, The Transat Jacques Vabre, The Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro ...
In 2015 and 2016, Pen Duick organized the following races:
- Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro (June 2015 and 2016)
- Generali Solo (September 2015)
- AG2R Transat (April 2016)
- The Transat bakerly (May 2016)
Transat New York – Vendee/Les Sables d'Olonne
In 2016, ADRENA partnered the Transat New York – Vendée. The new single-handed race exclusively opened to the IMOCA Class was the ultimate event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015- 2016 and the last opportunity to qualify for the Vendee Globe 2016.
Created in 1999, Transquadra is held every 3 years and links France to Martinique via Madera (Spain). The competition is exclusively for amateurs, they have to be more than 40 years old ans is forbidden to professionnals. The race is single or double handed.
Adrena has been a parter of the race in 2017-2018
Transat Québec – Saint Malo
Adrena was a sponsoring partner of the Transat Québec–Saint-Malo in 2012. The mythical sailing transoceanic race takes place every 4 years, from Quebec City Canada, to Saint-Malo, France. The first edition, in 1984, was organized to celebrate the 450th anniversary of navigator Jacques Cartier's voyage from Saint-Malo to Quebec. The race is opened to crewed monohulls and multihulls of 40, 50 and 60 feet.
Skippers and Teams Partnerships
Armel Le Cleac'h
Team Banque Populaire skipper since 2011, Armel Le Cleac'h is an accomplished skipper who won the Vendee Globe 2016-2017 after finishing the race second in 2008-2009 and 2012-2013. He also won twice the Solitaire du Figaro (2003 and 2010), the Transat AG2R La Mondiale (2004 and 2010) and finished second in the Vendee Globe Race 2008-2009 and 2012-2013.
Young American Junior Big Boat Sailing Team
ADRENA is proud to support the Young American Junior Big Boat Sailing Team, a youth big boat team based out of American Yacht Club in Rye, New York USA.
The junior big boat sailing program has been a fixture at American Yacht Club for generations. However, since 2012 it has greatly expanded both in scope and in intensity. Today the program is considered a national leader in junior big boat sailing, which other clubs are now modelling their programs after.
In a very short time the team has racked up significant race wins and trophies and has gained notoriety in the process. For example in 2016, the team who was the youngest entry in the Newport Bermuda Race finished second over the line - behind none other than Comanche - and won first place in the St David's Lighthouse Division 10 and the inaugural Stephens Brothers Youth Division prize. Racing legend, Guillermo Altadill was the principle navigator on board the boat and was able to resource information quickly and efficiently to ensure that his weather routing was a resounding success!
Olympics French Sailing Team
An essential tool for tactical decision-making for the Olympic Games.
The French Sailing Team is using ADRENA software to create the speed polars of the various Olympic series and the weather data files (wind, current...) with a very high resolution by replaying the recorded data.
This work allows the calculation of micro-routings on the Olympic races and then defines the settings acting upon the route regarding the conditions encountered.
Pôle "Finistère Course au Large"
The mission of the Pôle "Finistère Course au Large" is to train and support the high-level offshore sailors mainly on IMOCA and Figaro Beneteau.
Tanguy Leglatin is an offshore racing coach.
Imoca : Sam Davies and Dee Cafari Vendée Globe 2008-2009, Class40 : Thomas Ruyant, Yvan Noblet, Sam Manuard, Route du Rhum 2010, Figaro : Isabelle Joschke, Adrien Hardyand others, Minis : prototypes : Sébastien Rogues, Bertrand Delesne, Guillaume Le Brec, Thomas Normand, and others.
OceanDrivers Academy was born with the aim of filling the gap between developers/producers of technology for the sailing world and final users.
The way to get sailors more involved and passionate about technology is to teach them and show them everything they can do with electronics and computers, how easily many things can be done, and what the benefits are. The Academy offers modular courses (online, in classrooms and onboard) at different levels to cover the whole range of people belonging to the sailing world: racers, cruisers, dinghy sailors, offshore navigators, coaches, race officers.