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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    Occitane first "with foils" sailing post Covid confinement, with the comments of the architect.
    Sam Manuard, the architect of the boat, tells us: “After this long period of confinement, what a joy to return to the water aboard L’Occitane en Provence, a hell of a thrill machine! This navigation has proven to be very rewarding because we are starting to correlate data, sensations and external observations. We are looking for stability in dynamics and from this point of view we are quite satisfied, once the right combination of ballasts / sail settings is found, the boat is stable, well above the water but not too much either. It is this balance that we will seek. We want to avoid nose jumps and speed variations, in order to have the highest average speed. All this without exceeding the criteria of maximum load of the rigging. ”
     
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    The relaunch of Advens for cybersecurity (Thomas Ruyant), the opportunity to see the hull and appendages from various angles. Its name will be Linked out for the next race Vendée Artic starting 4th of July, organised by the Imoca class in replacement of the cancelled Transatlantic race. All Vendée Globe favourites but Hugo Boss will participate to it. Alex Thomson prefer train and prepare his boat on his side.
     
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    Corum l'épargne is the most recent of the new generation of Imoca's, launched this year and really begins its first sailings just few weeks ago. NA is Juan Koumoudjian, already the one of Arkea Paprec. Skipper is Nicolas Troussel, a double winner of the La Solitaire du Figaro although not internationally known like his close friends Armel Le Cleac'h and Jeremy Beyou, they learned sailing together in their teen ages on family boats. Builder is CDK composites under the supervision of Michel Desjoyaux / Mer agitée. To note also that Sébastien Josse , ex skipper of the Gitana Imoca and Ultim, is in the team in charge to fine tune this machine. The foils exit are low in the hull and are quite flat, very different from e.g. the ones of the Occitane of which exit are high above the water, close to the sheer line.
    CORUM L'EPARGNE https://www.imoca.org/en/boats/corum-l-epargne
     
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