The new IMOCA 60s integrate the very first standardised elements.
The decision to standardise the masts and keels of its new boats was a compromise between an open measurement and a one-design boat. Two years on, with several new craft in build, the first standardised elements have been integrated into the boats. Their design and manufacture has been entrusted to approved suppliers, who are all specialists in their field and fully acquainted with the requirements of the IMOCA 60, to the extent that they are already recognised as references on the subject. For both the masts and the keels, there is a pool of technical partners, each of which is developing a range of special skills from the design through to the manufacture of the standardised parts.Read More
Atlantic Opens Options
• Sixty Days at Sea: Atlantic opens up for the fleet • Different options imposed • Renault Captur slowedRead More
Two Pass the Horn
The climb back up the Atlantic is long and can be brutally hard, but usually every mile feels like it is taking you closer to the Barcelona World Race finish. Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat might be forgiven for feeling that supposition does not fit with their moods today as they are now slanted more east than north, each mile seemingly taking them more directly towards Cape Town than Barcelona, but for the two teams who rounded Cape Horn today, the 'homewards bound' epithet really held true.Read More