Podcasts, webseries, books ... how to experience the Vendée Globe from home


Since, poor Terrans that we are, we did not take the start of the Vendée Globe, which started on Sunday, November 8, here is a selection of books, but also replays, podcasts, webseries, Facebook Watch which should allow all turn to revise its history (and even its geography) and to dream with open eyes.

Descendant of a Norman privateer, composer and documentary filmmaker, Aline Pénitot has more than one trick in her mainsail bag.She herself a sailor ("very small", she says modestly), she is the author of the series "Forget Moby Dick ”and“ Le Sentiment Océanique ”for France Culture.It was by realizing the latter that she got closer to Isabelle Joshke, one of the six women to take the start of the Vendée Globe."Alone at sea", a documentary series about the skipper.

"Alone at sea", a series of podcasts by Aline Pénitot.Available on Spotify and Deezer.

Highlights from past editions

Long a journalist for L'Equipe and Voiles et Voiliers, author of La Légende du Vendée Globe (edited by Albin Michel, 2016, reissue 2020), Philippe Joubin has covered all the editions of the solo race since its creation in 1989.In eight episodes of around thirty minutes, he looks back on the most significant events: whether it be the rescue of Philippe Poupon by Loïck Peyron (1st episode) or that of Jean Le Cam (episode 6).

"The Saga of the Vendée Globe", a podcast by Philippe Joubin.Eight episodes of around 30 minutes each.Available on Spotify and Deezer.

She learned to walk on a boat and is aiming for a place on the podium.Forced to give up due to dismasting during the 2012 edition, Samantha Davies is not the type to give up, as evidenced by this mini-series.which also allows us to understand how, through its sponsor, Initiatives-Cœur, it intends to give meaning to its sporting performance.Ten episodes are available before the race.It should, thanks to on-board cameras, provide six more during the race.the latter.

Posted Date: 2020-11-11

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