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

Five new IMOCAs launched in the space of six week

Défi Azimut: Track all the competitors © YVAN ZEDDA

Défi Azimut: Track all the competitors

Azimut Challenge

Azimut Challenge

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

The IMOCA skippers are committed to a sustainable future

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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News  SEP 12, 2019 14:29

Azimut Challenge / A week to go 23 duos in their final battle before the Transat Jacques Vabre

From 18th to 22nd September, the ninth Azimut Challenge in Lorient will bring together an exceptional line-up of 23 IMOCAs, including three brand new boats: Advens for cybersecurity, Arkea-Paprec and DMG Mori. Because this is a Transat Jacques Vabre year (start on 27th October), the Azimut Challenge, which has renewed its partnership with the IMOCA class, will be raced double-handed with a bigger format, with in particular a 48-hour race, which should offer the sailors some precious lessons. We look at the programme and who is taking part

Azimut Challenge / A week to go 23 duos in their final battle before the Transat Jacques Vabre

News  SEP 12, 2019 14:29

Azimut Challenge / A week to go 23 duos in their final battle before the Transat Jacques Vabre

From 18th to 22nd September, the ninth Azimut Challenge in Lorient will bring together an exceptional line-up of 23 IMOCAs, including three brand new boats: Advens for cybersecurity, Arkea-Paprec and DMG Mori. Because this is a Transat Jacques Vabre year (start on 27th October), the Azimut Challenge, which has renewed its partnership with the IMOCA class, will be raced double-handed with a bigger format, with in particular a 48-hour race, which should offer the sailors some precious lessons. We look at the programme and who is taking part

Azimut Challenge / A week to go 23 duos in their final battle before the Transat Jacques Vabre
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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