Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération

© Jean-Marie LIOT / defi Azimut
© © Vincent Curutchet / DÈfi Azimut - Lorient AgglomÈration
© © Vincent Curutchet / DÈfi Azimut - Lorient AgglomÈration
Start date

9.15.22

Coefficient1
FormatDouble handed
DistanceRuns / 500 milles offshore / Tour de l'Ile de Groix
Race trackLorient - Lorient
Race directorSylvie Viant et Hubert Lemonnier
OrganizerDEFI AZIMUT / IMOCA
IMOCA reference time2020 - 48h race - Charal (Jérémie Beyou) - 12h 48 mn 59 s

Presentation

Born from the encounter between the IMOCA Class and the Lorient-based company Azimut, the Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération, an atypical ocean racing event, aims to combine performance, innovation and strategy. Sport at the highest level of competition on the water and a great deal of conviviality on land are the hallmarks of this event, which has been an undeniable success.

Each year, the program includes speed runs, a 48-hour race and a tour of Groix. A winning combo since the event grows every year and attracts more and more competitors. 

In 2021, the Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération will be part of the IMOCA Globe Series Championship races, and will take place from September 14 to 19 in Lorient!