Tag: IMOCA

  • VIDEO: Vendée Arctique: Two months to go!

    VIDEO: Vendée Arctique: Two months to go!

    At 5:00 pm on Sunday 12th June 2022 will be given the start of the Vendée Arctique, the first chapter of the Vendée Globe 2024 adventure. The skippers will leave Les Sables d’Olonne and head north towards the icy waters of the Arctic Circle.  Watch the race teaser {“preview_thumbnail”:”/sites/clubracer.eu/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/698671883.jpg?itok=KdTd3ZDW”,”video_url”:”https://vimeo.com/698671883″,”settings”:{“responsive”:1,”width”:”854″,”height”:”480″,”autoplay”:0},”settings_summary”:[“Embedded Video (Responsive).”]} A demanding course  The […]

  • CORUM participates in the Vendée Globe 2020 with skipper Nicolas Troussel

    CORUM participates in the Vendée Globe 2020 with skipper Nicolas Troussel

    Nicolas Troussel, the French skipper, sponsored by CORUM Investments, has qualified for the Vendée Globe 2020, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing events, starting on 8 November in the French town of Les Sables-d’Olonne. The Vendée Globe is the only single-handed (solo) non-stop round the world yacht race, sailed without any assistance and often […]

  • Vendée Globe: Start Approved for 8th November

    Vendée Globe: Start Approved for 8th November

    With five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, almost all of the competitors have relaunched their boats and restarted their preparation for the ninth edition. Now is the time to look at some of the details concerning the key steps that lie ahead as the skippers prepare for 8th November. The […]

  • Refits come to an end: the IMOCA fleet gradually moving again and skippers rediscovering their boats

    Refits come to an end: the IMOCA fleet gradually moving again and skippers rediscovering their boats

    Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. There have been more and more measurement checks and trips to check out the changes made during the winter. Other […]

  • Vendée-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonne: a brand new race for the IMOCA boats

    Vendée-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonne: a brand new race for the IMOCA boats

    The horizon is starting to look clearer for those aiming to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe. On 4th July, they are due to start the Vendée-Arctic-les Sables d’Olonne, a 3600-mile solo ocean race around a big triangle reaching up to the limits of the Arctic Circle. This race with its brand new course organised […]

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

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

    On Sunday 27th October, thirty IMOCAs will line up for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre – a record. That means sixty sailors (including seven women and sixteen non-French sailors) will be doing battle over the 4350 miles separating Le Havre from Salvador da Bahia. However, it is not just the number of sailors […]

  • 25 IMOCA’s competing in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

    25 IMOCA’s competing in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

    On Saturday 3rd August, 25 double-handed crews will set sail from Cowes (Isle of Wight) aboard IMOCAs for the start of the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race, an ocean racing classic which sees hundreds of boats competing every other year. There has never been such a huge number of IMOCAs sailing this 608-mile course to Plymouth […]

  • The IMOCA class continues to push forward

    The IMOCA class continues to push forward

    The IMOCA class held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 11th December in Paris. This gathering enabled the class to present its appraisal of what was a very positive 2018 season coming to a climax with an outstanding edition of the Route du Rhum, destination Guadeloupe. In fine fettle, the IMOCA has now included both […]

  • The new IMOCA World Championship sailing is launched

    The new IMOCA World Championship sailing is launched

    The Monaco Globe Series will start on Sunday (3rd June). This event is the first in the new IMOCA GLOBE SERIES world championship, which is the result of a shared desire and a lot of work done over the past few months, spearheaded by the IMOCA Class and the organisers, OC Sport and the Saem […]