Are you searching to know what exactly is the Nemo Point Challenge and how can you participate in this event? Have you checked almost every website and failed to get any information? Well, this article is going to solve all your queries related to the challenge.
You might have heard about Point Nemo, which is known as oceanic pole of inaccessibility. Being more specific it is the farthest point in ocean from any kind of land. This point is termed as largest empty circle on earth by the mathematicians after calculated by Croatian-Canadian geodetic engineer Hrvoje Lukatela in 1992.
Vendée Globe game announces a challenge every year, in which players compete in a virtual sailing event. The lucky players who win this thrilling challenge get the Ulysse Nardin Diver X Cape Horn & Diver X Nemo Point.
What Is Nemo Point Challenge
Imagined by Ulysse Nardin, Nemo Point Challenge is a virtual boating event presented in collaboration of Ulysse Nardin Partners With The Vendée Globe Virtual Game Experience. Ulysse Nardin is the official time keeper of the event.
Ulysse Nardin’s friend Sebastien Destremau is also a successful competitor of this event. He also participated in the challenges previously held in 2016 and 2017. For the upcoming event he has named his boat “Merci”.
when asked about “Merci” he said. “I wanted to thank my family, my sponsors and the friends who believed in me for helping me to the starting line. It is a crazy undertaking, one that even my brother tried to talk me out of – for my own safety. Although he became my number one supporter.
I am thankful for having completed the first race and even more so for being able to undertake a second one. For this next Vendée Globe Race, I called my boat the Merci (Thank You). Because it carries with it the notion of gratitude and the hope of tightening the bond between humans around the world.
It is an intimate message – professional and planetary – of thanks that extend from my mother all the way to thanks for this that planet we live on. I want to give meaning to this bold adventure – one without any stops or assistance – and raise awareness of how precious a resource our ocean is and how important it is to preserve them and the wildlife that lives beneath the waves.”
Ulysse Nardin Diver X Nemo
Nemo is a word of latin language that means “Person”. Due to the long distance between land and pole of inaccessibility, it is known as Point Nemo. As surrounded by no lands the area is scarce in resources. The challengers have to tackle virtual dangers along with inexistent resources. They also have to face dangerous sharks, dolphins and whales while pursuing the event. Altogether, the challenge is not as simple as it sounds.
The CEO of Ulysse Nardin Patrick Pruniaux discusses about the event in following words,
“The Vendée Globe is a one-of-a-kind race. It is a challenge unlike no other on Earth. To conquer – and even simply finish – the ‘Everest of the Seas’ is an undertaking so vast and complicated that those who return safe and sound are all champions.
The Vendée Globe encompasses many of the values we hold dear at Ulysse Nardin; respect for the seas, the willingness to navigate the Great Unknown and the desire to test oneself to the ultimate limit of human endurance. We are all Ulysses.”
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This was all the known detail about the event that calls the boldest players to compete every year. Let us know with your comments if you have already participated in the event or not.