Decision time for Dominique

Dominique is currently crossing the Intertropical Convergence Zone, better known to sailors as the Doldrums, a colloquial name for the low-pressure area that encircles the earth near the Equator where … [+]

Dominique’s strategy pays off

Dominique Wavre is currently lying 10th overall as the fleet reaches the Canary Islands. It has taken the Swiss sailor just six days to reach this point and the last … [+]

The Vendée Globe gets off to a flying start

The fleet has raced an incredible 1,500 miles since the start on Saturday and is currently lying off the Straits of Gibraltar en route to the Canary Islands. In just … [+]

Dominique Wavre is all smiles at the start of his tenth round the world race

Dominique Wavre, skipper of Mirabaud, and his fellow competitors raced out into the open ocean this afternoon, alone for the first time in three weeks and having seen over a … [+]

Dominique Wavre: “This is the pinnacle of an offshore sailor’s career”

On the eve of the Vendée Globe, Dominique Wavre, skipper of Mirabaud, feels better prepared than ever before. This will be his tenth round the world race and he can’t … [+]

Dominique Wavre: calm and collected five days ahead of the start of the Vendée Globe!

The Swiss skipper of Mirabaud makes time for a Q&A before the start of his tenth round the world race on 10 November. [+]

With a week to the Vendée Globe, Dominique Wavre is looking forward to the monumental challenge!

On 10 November, the skipper of Mirabaud will cross the start line of his tenth round the world race. A week out, we take a look at some of the challenges that await him during one of the toughest ocean races in the world. [+]

Dominique Wavre: countdown to the Vendée Globe!

Dominique Wavre is scheduled to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne tomorrow at the helm of Mirabaud ahead of the 10 of November start of the Vendée Globe, the non-stop solo round the world race. This will be Dominique’s fourth edition of this race and three weeks from the start, we check in with the skipper on how his preparations are going. [+]

The countdown to the Vendee Globe has begun!

With a month and a half to go to the start of the Vendee Globe, the competitors are entering the final phase of their preparations. [+]

Vendee Globe 2012: Dominique Wavre ready for his 10th circumnavigation

On the 10 November, Dominique Wavre, skipper of yacht Mirabaud, will cross the Vendee Globe start line to race non-stop around the world, alone and without outside assistance. The Swiss skipper feels things are falling into place for him to achieve the best possible result. [+]

Start of the summer yard work for Mirabaud

Dominique Wavre has just completed his first training and testing phase which involved 1,000nm of offshore sailing around Brittany and the Bay of Biscay: “We are very pleased with all … [+]

‘Round the world’ survey competition

Dominique has completed an incredible seven out of nine round the world races and this fact got us wondering… Could it be a record? To find out we created a … [+]

“our vendée globe training programme can begin!”

Mirabaud has been undergoing improvements at the La Rochelle boat yard since Dominique Wavre and his delivery crew returned to France after the Transat Jacques Vabre. Over the course of … [+]

Dominique: “I can’t wait to go sailing!”

Mirabaud is still in the yard and the skipper and his technical team are working on getting it ready for the big race. “We have approximately another month ashore before … [+]

Dominique Wavre: “The Vendée Globe has already begun!”

Nine months from the start of the Vendée Globe, the skipper of Mirabaud is completely absorbed with preparing for what is one of the toughest challenges in sport: a sprint … [+]