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 Petit-Coeur temporarily stops traveling. He will meet VINCI Energies teams again when the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic is over.


vendée globe

The Everest of the Seas

The Vendée Globe is the only round-the-world, single-handed race without any stopovers or assistance. Single-handed because only one man or woman is allowed onboard a yacht. Without stopovers, because skippers can anchor in a cove to shelter from a storm or repair damage, but they are not allowed to set foot on land. Without assistance, as the skippers are alone onboard, even in the event of damage or injury. The race starts in Les Sables d’Olonne, in France. The skippers sail down the Atlantic, then cross the Indian and Pacific oceans before sailing back up the Atlantic.

Petit-Cœur’s world tour

- Join in Petit-Coeur’s world tour in 150 days -

“Petit-Cœur”, the mascot of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque which represents the children saved by the Initiatives-Cœur project, is yours for a few days.

Show him around your company and share your support for Sam Davies in the Vendée Globe with a team photo and/or video. VINCI Energies will donate €10 to Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque per photo published.

After completing his world tour, Petit-Cœur and all the messages of encouragement collected will be given to Sam Davies, so that he can take them along with him on the Vendée Globe race.


countries Petit-Cœur
has visited.

26 841

kilometers travelled by Petit-Cœur
on his journey.


and vidéos.

Practical details

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Did you know? Five figures
to remember about the Vendée Globe

40 075 kilomètres, the circumference of the Earth and the reference distance around the world. Sometimes, the skippers end up travelling over 52,000 km because of the elements: wind, waves and ice.

74 days, the record set by Armel Le Cléac’h in the 8th Vendée Globe in 2017

3 capes are rounded during the world tour: Hope, Leeuwin and Horn.

Only 89 competitors have ever finished a Vendée Globe.

Almost one out of every two skippers withdraw before reaching the finish line.