New imoca boats

oioi

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Anybody know of any new boats in build that will have the one design keel and mast?

 

edouard

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The new rules have just been voted 2 weeks ago and before building a boat you first have to ... design it!

Besides, although masts and keels will be standardized, I haven't seen any announcement about the details.

 

oioi

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Two of the existing (surviving ;) ) main French teams have apparently launched design/build programs.

No further news
Interesting, from the outside imoca is looking like a class in decline, curious to how many boats are going to get built this cycle.

 

moody frog

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Two of the existing (surviving ;) ) main French teams have apparently launched design/build programs.

No further news
Interesting, from the outside imoca is looking like a class in decline, curious to how many boats are going to get built this cycle.
Class health is directly linked to money available, while the the VG impact remains huge (topping Google searches in France in 2013).Both these team-owners have piles of dough and never won the VG ;)

 

Icedtea

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Two of the existing (surviving ;) ) main French teams have apparently launched design/build programs.

No further news
Interesting, from the outside imoca is looking like a class in decline, curious to how many boats are going to get built this cycle.
Class health is directly linked to money available, while the the VG impact remains huge (topping Google searches in France in 2013).Both these team-owners have piles of dough and never won the VG ;)
Who would that be now?

Maitre Coq wouldn't surprise me, Beyou seems like a good bet, who else? Hardly Bureau Vallee?

 

edouard

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Two of the existing (surviving ;) ) main French teams have apparently launched design/build programs.

No further news
Interesting, from the outside imoca is looking like a class in decline, curious to how many boats are going to get built this cycle.
Class health is directly linked to money available, while the the VG impact remains huge (topping Google searches in France in 2013).Both these team-owners have piles of dough and never won the VG ;)
Who would that be now?

Maitre Coq wouldn't surprise me, Beyou seems like a good bet, who else? Hardly Bureau Vallee?
Banque Populaire announced they would be back for the 2016 VG with a new boat for Armel le Cleac'h. They are currently focusing on their solo ultim tri program and bode their time for the IMOCA for an in depth study of the impact of the new rules.

The only deep French pockets left who never won the VG are Safran and ... JP Dick. (The later would surprise me, he clearly seemed having had enough of solo racing.)

The only non-French who I see could get the cash is Alex Thomson. (Really not sure the Sandoz family would be willing to go any further with IMOCA boats after the Cheminées nightmare.)

Beyou is a great sailor but Maitre Coq does not have "piles of dough".

 

SCANAS

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As long as the IMOCA OPEN 60 is the boat of choice for the vendee the class will have be ok.

There are a few guys keen from the States for the Vendee isn't there?

Richard someone, great American.

Ryan Breimayer - reported on front page he THE famous Yves Parlier boat!

Ronnie Simpson

And then the guy who won the Ostar on the cruiser / racer.

No Aussies but. Anyone fancy sponsoring me :)

 

moody frog

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Two of the existing (surviving ;) ) main French teams have apparently launched design/build programs.

No further news
Interesting, from the outside imoca is looking like a class in decline, curious to how many boats are going to get built this cycle.
Class health is directly linked to money available, while the the VG impact remains huge (topping Google searches in France in 2013).Both these team-owners have piles of dough and never won the VG ;)
Who would that be now? Maitre Coq wouldn't surprise me, Beyou seems like a good bet, who else? Hardly Bureau Vallee?
Banque Populaire announced they would be back for the 2016 VG with a new boat for Armel le Cleac'h. They are currently focusing on their solo ultim tri program and bode their time for the IMOCA for an in depth study of the impact of the new rules.

The only deep French pockets left who never won the VG are Safran and ... JP Dick. (The later would surprise me, he clearly seemed having had enough of solo racing.)

The only non-French who I see could get the cash is Alex Thomson. (Really not sure the Sandoz family would be willing to go any further with IMOCA boats after the Cheminées nightmare.)

Beyou is a great sailor but Maitre Coq does not have "piles of dough".
;) :) :) Dr Watson !
 
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rmb

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there are 3 confirmed new builds. They will all have the one design rigs and keels. At the general meeting there was a discussion about keels. All of the top boats in the fleet have gotten or will get the forged keels in the next few months. They have the right to keep their original masts.

 

forss

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there are 3 confirmed new builds. They will all have the one design rigs and keels. At the general meeting there was a discussion about keels. All of the top boats in the fleet have gotten or will get the forged keels in the next few months. They have the right to keep their original masts.
Do you know if Spirit of Hungary will get onedesign keel/mast or not?

http://spiritofhungary.hu

 

Speng

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I think the new rules will make older boats more valuable. The large number of new boats built two Vendee cycles ago means there are quite a few relatively lightly used older boats out there. Of course I could be completely wrong.

 

Icedtea

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I think the new rules will make older boats more valuable. The large number of new boats built two Vendee cycles ago means there are quite a few relatively lightly used older boats out there. Of course I could be completely wrong.
The grandfathering clause could make these very competitive- I hear Gamesa is one that is far more powerful than the current rules allow.

Will be interesting to see.

 

Nauti Buoy

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Alex Thomson has sailed VP3 with his BWR partner Pepe Ribes, wouldn't be surprised if he buys it, or if he already has.

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