IMOCA OCEAN MASTERS
For the last 45 years, the greatest sailors in the world have been carving out incredible stories of human adventure, sailing around the world alone, non-stop and without assistance.
The IMOCA (International Monohull Open Class Association) was created in 1991 to put in place a structure able to regulate the technical aspects of solo or double-handed offshore racing. Run by the skippers and their teams, the Association supports and promotes legendary races such as the Vendée Globe and the Barcelona World Race. Today, the IMOCA is one of the strongest classes in the world with more than 20 active teams.
OSM and IMOCA jointly launched the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship in a two-year cycle that includes all the main events on the current offshore race circuit (the Vendée Globe, Barcelona World Race, Route du Rhum and Transat Jacques Vabre), as well as new events created especially for the IMOCA60, such as the New York - Barcelona and New York - Vendée (Les Sables d'Olonne) races.
By organising new races in key regions around the world, such as the USA and Asia, OSM is aiming to promote offshore racing to new audiences and sponsors worldwide.