The IMOCA 60 Future Gets Clearer

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    Thanks Doug, spectacular the video above on board 14th Hour (ex Hugo Boss). Here is the one about the first sailing of the new scow bow Occitane, presently tested without foils intentionnaly, in order to check the performance and adjust the final design of the set of foils accordingly.
     
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    The 2020 horizon itself gets clearer with this new race planned in July to replace the transatlantic Les Sables -New York cancelled in May due to the Covid crisis. A 3600 NM loop which should be exciting with all new designs already seen in November during the Jacques Vabre + l'Occitane the first (quasi) scow bow Imoca which showed impressive easy speeds during its first runs early march. A repetition of the next Vendée Globe 2020 still planned in autumn :
    Vendée-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonne: a brand new race for the IMOCA boats https://www.imoca.org/en/news/news/vendee-arctic-les-sables-d-olonne-a-brand-new-race-for-the-imoca-boats
     
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