What is Point Nemo ?
Point Nemo is the oceanic pole of inaccessibility. In less technical terms, that's the place in the ocean that is farthest from any kind of land. In mathematics, this is one of the largest empty circles on Earth. It was officially calculated in 1992 by Croatian-Canadian geodetic engineer Hrvoje Lukatela.
You can see this spot on the game map at all times. It really stands out in the Vendee Globe 2020 because of the Nemo Point Challenge.
The Nemo Point Challenge
This unique challenge, imagined by Ulysse Nardin, will reward the first finisher of the Official Vendée Globe game who will have passed through this point.
What does it look like?
The Nemo Point can look different on the map depending on the zoom level:
- Zoomed out : You can see the logo of the Nemo Point Challenge.
- Zoom in closer : You will see a red mark with a white X.
- Zoomed to maximum : The Nemo point is displayed as a circle with a radius of 5 nautical miles.
You will be considered as having reached Point Nemo if your boat sails through this circle.
Point Nemo will have its own ranking. Out of everyone who reaches point Nemo, the first one to reach the finish line will be the winner of the Nemo Point Challenge.
What's the prize?
The winner of the Nemo Point Challenge will receive an Ulysse Nardin DIVER X NEMO watch worth €8,900.