3 races - 3 double handed winners



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.

Created in 1991 to provide a regulatory and technical framework for solo offshore racing, the IMOCA (International Monohull Open Class Association) is today one of the most important classes in ocean racing, with an average of thirty or so active teams.

Sport, adventure and technology are the watchwords of IMOCA, whose goals are an international perspective and sustainable development. Bringing cultures together, knowledge transfer, developing international races, becoming agents of change and ecological transition, and participating in eco-responsible events are the missions that the IMOCA skippers give themselves.

The 4 major missions of IMOCA:

- Technical and sporting: to define and referee the IMOCA60 monohull rules and guarantee the sporting fairness and safety of sailors.

- Strategic and events: to ensure a forward-looking vision of offshore racing and manage the IMOCA Globe Series championship schedule.

- Promotion: to support, promote and enhance the circuit and its teams through innovative communication tools and activities.

- Representation: to make the voice of sailors heard by the representative bodies of offshore racing (FFVoile, World Sailing etc.), race organisers and media.

imoca - The skippers


  • Technical features:

    Maximum length: 18.28 m (60 feet)
    Maximum beam: 5.85m
    Maximum hull draught: 4.50m
    Air draught: 29.00m
    Displacement: Open
    Surface area of sails upwind and downwind: Open

  • Visuel Classe

A limit of four ballasts, standardised mast, standardised keel, limit of five appendages, limit of nine sails.