Scott Shawyer, the First Canadian to Finish the New York Vendée Race

On June 13, Scott Shawyer, the skipper of the IMOCA Be Water Positive, has completed his first solo transatlantic race from the US to France. By crossing the finish line, the Canadian also became the first from his country to complete the 2024 New York Vendée race.

After 14 days of racing, Scott Shawyer covered the 3,100 nautical miles that separated New York from Les Sables d’Olonne, France. This first participation in the New York Vendée race marks an important performance milestone in Scott’s project and affirms the team’s commitment to sustainable water management with his partners H2O Innovation and IDRA.

Send us your stuff!
Attention clubs, classes, race organizers: please let us know what you’re up to. Send photos, calendar dates, results and news to