Official communication partners

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.
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.

Official suppliers

Azimut communication, a company based in Brittany (Lorient , France), specialised in the area of IT and communication.
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.
Tolrip, based in Brussels and managed by Mr. René Pirlot is specialised in risk management and insurance.
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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Trescal, a global specialist in metrology and the management of sets of testing and measurement instruments, is helping to optimise its customers' industrial performance by improving their measurement processes.