60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category ©YVAN ZEDDA

60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category

The IMOCA skippers are committed to a sustainable future Climate Action Now! Photo © Team Malicia

The IMOCA skippers are committed to a sustainable future

A. Mermod:“Having up to 34 IMOCAs at the Vendée Globe is excellent news” ©CLEO BARNHAM

A. Mermod:“Having up to 34 IMOCAs at the Vendée Globe is excellent news”

Test match at the Azimut Challenge ©YVAN ZEDDA

Test match at the Azimut Challenge

Five new IMOCAs launched in the space of six week © Photo - Team Arkea-Paprec

Five new IMOCAs launched in the space of six week

The president of the IMOCA class analyses the new model of international ocean sailing Mireia Perelló

The president of the IMOCA class analyses the new model of international ocean sailing

Tax benefits for the sponsorship of the next Barcelona World Race approved

Tax benefits for the sponsorship of the next Barcelona World Race approved

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Antoine Mermod: “Having up to 34 IMOCAs compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe is excellent news”
News OCT 9, 2019 12:57

Antoine Mermod: “Having up to 34 IMOCAs compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe is excellent news”

This week, Yves Auvinet, President of the SAEM Vendée, the company that organises the Vendée Globe, announced that there will be 34 places (and not 30) at the start of the next edition of the Vendée Globe on 8th November 2020. The president of the IMOCA class, Antoine Mermod comments on that decision, which is bound to please the sailors and confirms that the class is thriving.

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News  OCT 2, 2019 22:22

60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category

On Sunday 27th October, 30 IMOCAs will line up for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre – a record. That means 60 sailors (including 7 women and 16 non-French sailors) will be doing battle over the 4350 miles separating Le Havre from Salvador da Bahia. The line-up brings together people from various backgrounds and with various ambitions.

60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category
News SEP 9, 2019 16:28

Five new IMOCAs launched in the space of six week

After Jérémie Beyou’s Charal, the first new generation monohull launched a year ago, things sped up this summer with the launch of no fewer than five new IMOCAs in just over six weeks... In all, eight brand new IMOCAs will have been built for the 2020 Vendée Globe, confirming the commanding success of a thriving IMOCA class. We look at this today in more retail

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Antoine Mermod: “Having up to 34 IMOCAs compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe is excellent news”
News OCT 9, 2019 12:57

Antoine Mermod: “Having up to 34 IMOCAs compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe is excellent news”

This week, Yves Auvinet, President of the SAEM Vendée, the company that organises the Vendée Globe, announced that there will be 34 places (and not 30) at the start of the next edition of the Vendée Globe on 8th November 2020. The president of the IMOCA class, Antoine Mermod comments on that decision, which is bound to please the sailors and confirms that the class is thriving.

Read more »

News  OCT 2, 2019 22:22

60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category

On Sunday 27th October, 30 IMOCAs will line up for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre – a record. That means 60 sailors (including 7 women and 16 non-French sailors) will be doing battle over the 4350 miles separating Le Havre from Salvador da Bahia. The line-up brings together people from various backgrounds and with various ambitions.

60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category
News SEP 9, 2019 16:28

Five new IMOCAs launched in the space of six week

After Jérémie Beyou’s Charal, the first new generation monohull launched a year ago, things sped up this summer with the launch of no fewer than five new IMOCAs in just over six weeks... In all, eight brand new IMOCAs will have been built for the 2020 Vendée Globe, confirming the commanding success of a thriving IMOCA class. We look at this today in more retail

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Yacht ready to go for Sébastien Destremau
Interviews NOV 2, 2017 09:57

Yacht ready to go for Sébastien Destremau

The star of one of the most moving accounts of the last edition of the Vendée Globe is planning to take on the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 with the same boat. We had a chat with the French skipper not long after the launch of his book ‘Seul au monde’ in which he tells the story of those three months of racing alone across the world’s oceans.

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Interviews  OCT 25, 2017 12:21

Alex Pella sets his sights on the Barcelona World Race

The sailor from Barcelona is preparing for the Transat Jacques Vabre where he’ll be racing with Frenchman Lalou Roucayrol in the Multi 50 class. The next big project in the pipeline is to put together an IMOCA team for the next double-handed round-the-world regatta. Since his first and only entry in the Barcelona World Race in 2010/11, Alex Pella has been notching up what has become the greatest ever track record in the history of Spanish ocean sailing, with a Route du Rhum victory and an incredible round-the-world record. We had a chat with Alex a few days ahead of the TJV start at Le Havre.

Alex Pella sets his sights on the Barcelona World Race
Interviews DEC 17, 2014 15:02

Willy Garcia: Respect and Caution

In the strict sense of the words the Garcia brothers are amateur sailors. And so when it comes down to taking on the Barcelona World Race for the first time that means both Bruno and Willy need to take three months away from their full time jobs. Bruno is an interventionist cardiologist and Will has a jewellery business. Together and individually they have built up an impressive, diverse list of ocean racing successes in the Mini and the Figaro classes. 

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Vendée success for a thriving class
Articles MAR 16, 2017 10:00

Vendée success for a thriving class

The latest edition of the Vendée Globe was a huge sporting success which highlighted the thriving nature of the IMOCA class and the exciting possibilities on the horizon for yachts and teams. The next date in the diary: The Barcelona World Race 2018-19.

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Articles  SEP 24, 2016 18:30

A thriving fleet

The IMOCAs are in great health. The latest generation of boats, equipped with the revolutionary foils, will take to the starting line of the upcoming Vendée Globe alongside esteemed veteran yachts dating back to the last century, as well as a core block of middle-aged yachts, showing that this class has longevity. Results from recent races have confirmed the success of new regulations and there’s an exciting technological future ahead. Let’s take a look…

A thriving fleet
Articles FEB 13, 2015 09:11

Ice: all eyes on the planet

Satellite detection is key in both locating the position of ice and but also in terms of reliably predicting where the ice may drift. 

This is a fascinating field with many applications beyond its use in the world of sport.

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