• IMOCA 60

    Open 60s are one of the fastest boats in sailing - built in carbon fibre using the latest hi-tech structures, they are designed to be as light as possible (for speed) but strong enough to withstand the worst the seas can throw at them.


    They are designed from the outset to be sailed just one person. There are very few comforts aboard, and the skipper will spend most of the time in the 'crash' seats in a cuddy that separates the open cockpit and deck from the Navigation work station. This is the nerve system, packed with electronics and computer equipment to help navigate, check performance, and communicate.



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    Members' blogs

    • James Boyd 24/12/2013 - 12:45

      Bernard Stamm and Damien Guillou survived a tricky night when their IMOCA 60 Cheminees Poujoulat broke up in storm force

    • Seagypsy 07/12/2013 - 03:46

      IMOCA announces new rules for the Barcelona World Race and a new Ocean Master Championship! Great news for fans of ocean racing.

    • Seagypsy 07/11/2013 - 22:06


      TJV multihulls


      Above - The two MOD70 trimarans battle it

    • Rick Tomlinson ... 16/04/2013 - 13:08