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Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne

“Départ” package, a unique nautical experience for the Vendée Arctique

For a nautical experience, unlike any other, the Vendée Arctique “Départ” package will allow enthusiasts to live an unforgettable moment! Leaving from Port Olona, setting sail to await the IMOCA boats before the official horn blasts! 

Vendée Arctique 2022 “Départ” package

  • For 1
  • ​1 day
  • From 60€/ person

Your outing inludes :

  • Boat ticket to follow the start at sea
  • Commentary given by the skipper

On your own, as a twosome, with the family or among friends, book your place as a passenger on one of the accompanying boats and experience the start “Live”.

Your "Départ" package details: 

Experience this exceptional event close to the Vendée Arctic boats before the race starts on Sunday the 12th June. 
Equipped with your tickets you can board one of the boats and experience the thrill of sailing up the Channel leading out to sea where you will wait for the race to get under way.
Tickets can be collected in the Village, at the Vendée Tourism stand or alternatively sent by email.
The race starts on the 12th of June, in the afternoon from Port Olona. 
A more detailed timetable will be sent to you at a later date.

Prices (per person)

Tickets only: 60€/person

These cannot be cancelled, exchanged and are non-refundable (except if the start of the race is postponed or cancelled due to force majeure causes - unforeseeable circumstances).

Subject to availability. 

Price includes : 

  • Passenger Boat ticket for Sunday afternoon, the 12th June. (Including commentary)

Not included : 

  • Transport
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

Due to the specific conditions during the start of the Vendée Arctique, children under 12 and expectant mothers are not allowed to board the boats.


Reservations by telephone on +33 (0)2 51 62 76 82 or by email or by clicking the following button :


Total payment is due at time of booking.

Payments accepted: credit card (except Amex), bank transfer, cheque or ANCV holiday vouchers.

Terms and conditions

In the events of a governmental decision preventing, you from travelling to the destination, taking part in, or preventing our partners from providing their services, your holiday may be postponed to a later date without any amendment fees, subject to availability at the time of date changes.


Discover all the details on the Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne 2022!

Go to our special Vendée Arctique les Sables d'Olonne 2022 area to find all the information on the 1st qualifying race for the Vendée Globe 2024! You will find the registered skippers, the race route, practical information on the village and how to attend the start of the Vendée Arctique les Sables d'Olonne... Once the race has started, follow the race day after day with the official ranking! #VendeeArctique


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