The Skipper: Jean Le Cam has since 20 years been one of the top sailors in the world. 44 years old married with 2 children lives in La Forêt Fouesnant, France.
He is for the first time participating in the famous around the world race Vendée Globe which started November 7. He is actually in the lead right now (Nov 18) well ahead of the next yacht the PRB with another French man Vincent Riou as the skipper.
The Boat: Bonduelle is a monohull designed by Marc Lombard
View a full virtual tour of the boat
The Name: Bonduelle is one of Europe's largest companies, for processed and fresh vegetables. They have been involved in Sail Sport as a sponsor since several years.
The Event: Vendée Globe is a race around the world single-handed with no stopovers allowed. This is the 5th time it is held. It was started in 1989 by Philippe Jeantot who wished to give a new dimension to the world of maritime adventure.
Like the 4 first races the participants set sail from Sables d'Olonne in France.
The Photographer: Denis Gliksman is the master of the panorama. He also happens to be a good friend of Jean Lecam.
To do a panorama like this from a boat sailing is an achivement which needs many years experience and Denis has it. He has been involved in VR Photography since Quicktime VR was introduced.
He is also the master of one of the most viewed fullscreens at panoramas.dk the Eiffel Tower.