As you sit down to that Saturday breakfast one of the things you probably won't be thinking about is taking off on a sailboat around the world, non-stop, with yourself as company and crew!

This is exactly what the 30 skippers taking part in the Vendee Globe, which leaves from Les Sables d'olonne in the Vendee region of France, are going through. As years and months of preparation all come to a head and the focus for their mission begins tomorrow morning, Sunday the 9th of November 2008.

Wondering what its all about or just got 2 minutes to watch a great video that may blow your mind? Watch this
The most inspiring 2 minutes you'll have this week!!!

Look for The Vendee Globe Video Clip on page 3.

Boatshed Performance specialize in a tailored brokerage service for these IMOCA Open 60's and are on hand as ever to catch up with old customers and friends from both sides of the channel and Atlantic who will be taking part in this, the race of all races in the yacht world.

The Boatshed Performance team is a partnership with Owen & Clarke Design

Stay tuned for an update as we come ever closer to the start.