Official partner

Iridium is a satellite communications company that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. Powered by a unique constellation of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, the Iridium® network enables global connections between people, organisations and assets, in real time.


Under the partnership agreement signed with the IMOCA class, Thales VesseLINK™ on Iridium Certus will be installed on all IMOCA vessels to enable connectivity for skippers anytime, anywhere. Having these solutions onboard will significantly enhance the communications capabilities of the IMOCA boats around the world.
Azimut communication, a company based in Brittany (Lorient , France), specialised in the area of IT and communication.
Founded in 1984, Bermuda designs quality clothing that draws its legitimacy and inspiration from the nautical world. From the Brittany coast where we are based, we perpetuate this know-how acquired in protective clothing, based on our strong values: quality, innovation, performance, are all commitments that we share with the IMOCA Class.
Since its creation in 2006, Virtual Regatta games have been a great success. They allow everyone to compete with the physical world's regatta sailors, as well as with enthusiasts, everywhere on earth.

Technical suppliers

AMPM brings together competent teams and high-performance industrial resources to respond precisely and quickly to its customers’ mechanical needs, across every sector, even the most complex.
Designer of two standardized parts of the IMOCA Class (keel and mast designed in 2013-14 for the Vendée Globe 2016) which are installed on all new boats.
The company based in Lorient is a leader in the manufacture of carbon masts for offshore racing and has now been fully entrusted with the preparation of our boats.
Created in 1985, HYDROEM is specialised in the design and construction of hydraulic installations. In 1993, the company positioned itself in the competitive sailing sector. In 2000, Michel DESJOYEAUX won the Vendée Globe on PRB, which was equipped with HYDROEM tilting keel cylinders.
In 2004, out of 20 boats starting the round the world race alone and without assistance, 6 of them were already equipped by HYDROEM. At the end, Vincent RIOU on PRB and Jean LE CAM on BONDUELLE, both equipped with HYDROEM finished on the top 2 steps of the podium.

Since then, its involvement in the various teams has grown steadily and in 2014 IMOCA retained the company as the exclusive supplier of its standardised hydraulic assemblies.

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Plastimo is the partner of prestigious racers, demanding boat builders and safety conscious yachtsmen.
For more than 20 years, Tours Events has been developing its skills in the management of air and road transport and transfers, as well as in the management of accommodation and receptions for major sporting events.


IOC-UNESCO is the United Nations body responsible for supporting global ocean science and services. This organization allows its 149 member states to work together to protect the health of our shared ocean.


OceanOPS is the International Center of Excellence for Coordination and Monitoring of Meteo-Oceanographic Observing Systems that are part of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).
Recognized worldwide as one of the leading institutes in marine science and technology, Ifremer is committed to sustainable development and open science.