Ulysse Nardin has partnered with the Vendée Globe to sponsor the world’s most challenging sailing race. UN has created the Diver X Cape Horn and the Diver X Nemo Point – watches bringing the X-factor to tackle world’s roughest seas in honor of the sailors who choose to risk everything by taking this daunting, dangerous challenge, many passing through Nemo Point a location where the nearest inhabited landmass is over 2700 kilometers away.
The ultimate test in ocean racing, the Vendée Globe begins and ends in the Sables d’Olonne, in the Vendée region of France. Competed without any support, stops or technical assistance of any kind, skippers face icy cold conditions, mountainous waves, leaden skies and howling gales as they traverse the Atlantic and Southern Oceans to sail solo around the planet’s roughest seas. Taking place once every four years, the course – often referred to as the “Everest of the Seas”- takes the monohull yachts from the French coast 40,075 kilometers on a north-south trajectory around the circumference of the Earth.