Astronaut christens Sam Davies' new boat
The French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet and French news reader, Nathalie Renoux christened the British sailor’s new IMOCA, Initiatives-Cœur, which was launched on 30th July.
French actor François Damiens and the winner of the 1990 Vendée Globe, Titouan Lamazou were also present. Pesquet and Renoux did not however smash the usual bottle of champagne. It was a young child saved by the Chirurgie Cardiaque charity, Dibi, who smashed a balloon full of water on the boat.
MarineShift360 and IMOCA announce formal sustainability partnership
Today MarineShift360, the first marine industry specific lifecycle assessment tool (LCA) and the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA) have announced a formal partnership focused on understanding the envi…•••
Switzerland’s 32nd placed IMOCA Ollie Heer “I had my doubts I would make it back into the race”
Swiss skipper Oliver Heer (Oliver Heer Ocean Racing) crossed the finish line of the 12th Route du Rhum- Destination Guadeloupe at 01:37:55hrs TU this Wednesday morning. He is the final IMOCA skipper to cross the line of …•••