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Offshore training of 260 miles for seven IMOCA from the Pôle ...

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...


IMOCA are back to school

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


Fly or not fly?

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!


IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015 - 2016 !

Let's go for the season 2015-2016 of the Championnat du Monde IMOCA Ocean Masters!


  • Rolex Fastnet Race (double handed) - 16 august 2015 - Coef 1
  • Transat Jacques Vabre (double handed) - 25 october 2015 - Coef 3
  • Transat B2B (solo handed) - 6 december 2015 - Coef 4
  • Transat New York-Vendée (solo handed) - 29 may 2016 - Coef 4
  • Vendée Globe (solo handed) - 6 november 2016 - Coef 10
IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship

IMOCA Ocean Masters Team's partners have heart

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.


21 crews at the start of teh Transat Jacques Vabre, 2nd race of teh IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship!

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

Artemis Challenge: Brief warm-up in Cowes Week

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

The Rolex Fastnet Race: The kick-off to the IMOCA Ocean Masters 2015-16 new season !

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


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01 Vincent RIOU 009 pts
02 Yann ELIES 008 pts
03 Sébastien COL 6,75 pts
04 Thomas RUYANT 006 pts
04 Charlie DALIN 006 pts
06 Tanguy DE LAMOTTE 005 pts
07 Adrien HARDY 4,5 pts
08 Samantha DAVIES 3,75 pts
09 Eric BELLION 003 pts
10 Enda O'COINEEN 002 pts
11 David KENEFICK 1,5 pts
12 Paul MEILHAT 001 pts
13 Michel DESJOYEAUX 0,75 pts
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Photo credits: Jean-Marie LIOT / Newrest - Matmut Read more
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Transat Saint-Barth – Port la Forêt, Fabrice Amedeo, first to sign up!

The skipper of Newrest-MatMut is the first skipper to officially sign up for the Transat Saint-Barth – Port la Forêt. It’s a fresh challenge in the career of the skipper journalist w...
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Transat Saint Barts – Port la Forêt, an exceptional race course and a return to roots

From the Caribbean pearl to the home of offshore racingA singlehanded winter transatlantic race as a foretaste of the Vendée GlobeAn opportunity to qualify for a prestigious line-upThe IMOCA 60...
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

5th Défi Azimut IMOCA

From 25 to 27 September 2015 in Lorient

An exceptional line-upWith the summer holidays over it must be time for the Défi Azimut IMOCA. True to form, this atypical meeting, which forms part of the annual programme for the top skippers...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre

Scheduled start on  Sunday, October 25, 2015
Transat St Barth - Port La Forêt

Transat St Barth - Port La Forêt

Scheduled start on  Sunday, December 6, 2015


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