Sustainability at the IMOCA Class

© Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing Team

IMOCA boats cross the oceans thanks to a 100% sustainable fuel: the wind.The combination of the planet’s weather systems coupled with over 30 years of ocean racing innovation enables an IMOCA skipper to cross the Atlantic in 10 days and circumnavigate the globe in less than 80, in total autonomy.

Energy on board, aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, materials, durability, communication, developments are concrete examples of where the transition is taking place, whilst intensifying the transfer of technologies between competition and industry.


Our objective today is to collaborate for the solutions of the future.

The IMOCA Class defines sustainability as the ability to develop sustainable and innovative performance systems while maintaining a balance between the social, economic and environmental actions of our daily lives. The goal is for future generations to flourish and enjoy the oceans.


OUR engagement


Shifting our sports projects towards more sustainable performance whilst contributing to building a responsible legacy for the maritime world.

Our ambition


 OUR tactics



To reverse the trend by 2030, the United Nations has established an agenda, illustrated by 17 Sustainable Development Goals corresponding to universal objectives. The latter provide a common basis that allows organisations adopting a sustainable development approach to illustrate their objectives and ambitions with the same references.

Our programme proposes actions in four areas varying long-term objectives and deadlines stretching through to the Vendée Globe 2024. We have decided to integrate these objectives into our approach and make sure our programme is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, by selecting the objectives that correspond with our actions.


Claire Vayer 

Imogen Dinham-Price