With Voile Banque Populaire - Armel Le Cléac'h et Erwan Tabarly, Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild - Sébastien Josse et Charles Caudrelier, Maître CoQ - Jérémie Beyou et Philippe Legros, Yann Eliès - Groupe Quéguiner et Charlie Dalin, Vincent Riou - PRB - Vendée Globe et Sébastien Col, Safran Sailing Team - Morgan Lagravière et Nicolas Lunven, SMAVoile- Paul Meilhat et Michel Desjoyeaux...
Trainings resumed in Finistère Pole Offshore Racing.
All the boats are in classroom and in preparation of the Transat Jacques Vabre race next part of the program of the IMOCA World Championship, starting next October 25 in Le Havre, rallying for a transatlantic Le Havre to Itajai in Brazil for the second time.
Photo credit: MK
What will be the performance of new mounts feature the famous foils supposed to enable significant performance gain some manners? This is a new field of investigation that opens and surely he will have to change habits to best harness the potential of the foils. On this point, competitors, architects and shipyards are in agreement: it will be difficult to compare the navigation angles monohull equipped with foils from those of more conventional units. But that's what makes the fascinating exercise!
Let's go for the season 2015-2016 of the Championnat du Monde IMOCA Ocean Masters!
Four new partnerships have recently been formalized on the circuit IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship: « Comme 1 Seul Homme » of Eric Bellion, « Newrest - Matmut » of Fabrice Amedeo, « Le Bateau des Métiers by AéroCampus Aquitaine » of Arnaud Boissières and « Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine » of Thomas Ruyant. At the heart of these new projects: sponsorship, humanism. Sailing is an excellent vector for human values. These values, ubiquitous in the heart of sailing partnerships are rarely exploited in the foreground.
They are 21 registered in IMOCA60 category! 42 skippers will compete on the legendary double-handed transatlantic race between Le Havre and Itajai, Brazil! Vincent Riou and his PRB will have to use to retain the title against the competition! With a coefficient of 3 to the classification of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship, there are points to be taken!Transat Jacques Vabre
A very good mix for the 8th edition of the Artemis Challenge on August 13 in Cowes! No less than 10 IMOCA60 will try to break the record of the Isle of Wight Tour, which takes since 2008 in 4:13 '48' ':-) This will be the objective of this day for the regulars of the event as PRB, HUGO BOSS, Safran or Artemis Ocean Racing, but also for newcomers like Comme 1 Seul Homme, SMA and Kilcullen Voyager!Artemis Challenge
13 IMOCA from the legendary Rolex Fastnet Race in Cowes (Isle of Wight, UK) on 16 August!
First official race of the season to take the first points for the 13 pairs of skippers who will try to take over from Michel Desjoyeaux and François Gabart, winners of the previous edition with MACIF in 2 days, 19h 22 '19 ".
New boats, developments and mounts proven, experienced skippers and "newcomers", the 2015 edition of the British Classic race should keep all its promises!
Rolex Fastnet Race