The Vendée Globe a race under high satellite surveillance.

The Vendée Globe is the only solo, non-stop, without assistance sailboat race around the world. Nicknamed “Everest of seas”, only 71 sailors under 138 managed to reach the fish line since its creation. This figure is showing how difficult this worldwide event is, in which sailors are facing extreme cold, huge waves and threatening sky…

Icebergs detected from space

CLS provides the Vendée Globe 2016 its knowledge in processing satellite data and radar imagery, altimetric/elevation datas (sea level), and ocean currents models to detect icebergs and forecast ice drift throughout southern latitudes. Why use satellite detection ? Satellites are the only way to monitor large and dangerous areas around the Austral ocean. Moreover, radar satellites…

CLS equips and tracks the 2014 Solitaire Figaro

CLS equips and tracks the 2014 Solitaire Figaro Eric Bompard Cashmere Race CLS is a historical partner of the Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cashmere race. The company is the exclusive operator of the Argos tracking system. CLS is the first to equip the major yacht races with beacons. Today, CLS has evolved its tracking…

Erden ERUC

The adventurer Erden Eruc is the founder and President of the non-profit organisation Around-n-Over. He has already overcome many challenges: he has run several marathons, cycled thousands of kilometres in harsh winters (including Seattle (Washington)-Takkeetna (Alaska)), climbed the highest summits on our planet and climbed the most perilous glaciers, etc. In 2003, he climbed the…

Mico BOLO, General Secretary and FFVoile Transquadra Race Director

Mico BOLO, General Secretary and FFVoile Transquadra Race Director. He created Transquadra and participated in the race in 1993 and 1996. He also raced in the Solitaire du Figaro many times. In a few words, what does the Argos beacon represent for you? For me, the Argos beacon represents several elements. First and foremost is the…

Michel HOREAU, Bouvet Rames Guyane Race Director

Michel HOREAU, Bouvet Rames Guyane Race Director. He has great experience in the world of ocean racing. He has competed in many races (Whitbread, Ostar, Twostar, La Baule/Dakar, Québec/St Malo, Triangle Atlantique, etc), and has raised the profile of numerous others in the media, including Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Transat des Alizés, Trophée Jules Verne…

François SERUZIER, Transat Classique LAGASSE Race Director

François SERUZIER, Transat Classique LAGASSE Race Director. Competitor in the Solitaire Le Figaro 1994, 1995 and 1996, in the sailing tour de France from 1986 to 1993, and several RORC races as a crew member; he also competed in the 1992 Olympic Games. In a few words, what does the Argos beacon represent for you?…

Mathias LOUARN

Mathias LOUARN, Deputy Director of Vendée Globe 2004-2005, 2008-2009 and of Solitaire du Figaro since 2003.