THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

Jethrow

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and just saw this shot from a different angle, not looking very vinylie...
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jimmy_81

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Alex Thomson partnering with Scott Shawyer in a new IMOCA team “Canada Ocean Racing”.



More in YW: https://www.yachtingworld.com/all-l...ks-rookie-canada-ocean-racing-campaign-140111

Starting off with a daggerboard IMOCA - not clear which boat?

And aiming for the 2028 VG. Too late to enter for 2024, or reckon they need 6 years to train up?

ETA: Seems a shame Alex couldn’t do something working with a British skipper… but I am a little biased 😂
 

rico

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Woo Hoo! Best of luck to the team. Where in Canada are they based? Never met Scott but looking forward to it. When Alex dropped by Toronto with the hot boat it was super cool. Loved it.
 

huey 2

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A SUMMER OF SAILORS - EPISODE 4 : ISABELLE JOSCHKE

Every Friday, from July 29 to August 19, Tip & Shaft offers its summer series called A Summer of Sailors. We have indeed chosen to rebroadcast four episodes of Into The Wind where we find women who go on the sea in race, solo or crew.

And if we have chosen to highlight women this summer, it is because Tip & Shaft launches at the end of September a new podcast dedicated to women in racing. Called "Navigantes", it will be hosted by Hélène Cougoule and will give the floor to all those who race, offshore or between three buoys, alone or in a crew.

Fourth and last guest of Un été de navigatrices, Isabelle Joschke, with an episode of Into The Wind (number 44) recorded in October 2021 in Lorient.

The former student at La Sorbonne, who embarked on sailing via les Glénans and then in offshore racing on the Mini circuit, was then preparing to take the start of her first Vendée Globe aboard MACSF, a VPLP-Verdier plan launched in 2007 under the name of Safran, equipped with large foils for the occasion. Vendée Globe that she will be forced to abandon during the ascent of the South Atlantic, victim of a keel damage, she has however completed her journey, bringing her boat back to port.

A boat on which she has since embarked on a new campaign for the Vendée Globe 2024 under the colors of the same partner, placing 5th at the beginning of the season in the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race before giving up on the approach to Iceland during the Vendée Arctic Les Sables d'Olonne. Next objective for the Franco-German: the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

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Sailbydate

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A SUMMER OF SAILORS - EPISODE 4 : ISABELLE JOSCHKE

Every Friday, from July 29 to August 19, Tip & Shaft offers its summer series called A Summer of Sailors. We have indeed chosen to rebroadcast four episodes of Into The Wind where we find women who go on the sea in race, solo or crew.

And if we have chosen to highlight women this summer, it is because Tip & Shaft launches at the end of September a new podcast dedicated to women in racing. Called "Navigantes", it will be hosted by Hélène Cougoule and will give the floor to all those who race, offshore or between three buoys, alone or in a crew.

Fourth and last guest of Un été de navigatrices, Isabelle Joschke, with an episode of Into The Wind (number 44) recorded in October 2021 in Lorient.

The former student at La Sorbonne, who embarked on sailing via les Glénans and then in offshore racing on the Mini circuit, was then preparing to take the start of her first Vendée Globe aboard MACSF, a VPLP-Verdier plan launched in 2007 under the name of Safran, equipped with large foils for the occasion. Vendée Globe that she will be forced to abandon during the ascent of the South Atlantic, victim of a keel damage, she has however completed her journey, bringing her boat back to port.

A boat on which she has since embarked on a new campaign for the Vendée Globe 2024 under the colors of the same partner, placing 5th at the beginning of the season in the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race before giving up on the approach to Iceland during the Vendée Arctic Les Sables d'Olonne. Next objective for the Franco-German: the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

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Isabelle has been fast in recent open events. Pretty unlucky with gear failure too. She's a strong contender.
 

yl75

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There are quite a bit of new boats in this cycle, but not so much "brand new design/molds", Paul Meilhat was talking of "new old boats" in last tip & shaft podcast.
Btw his new boat launching video :
Typically, only the new Charal and Malizia (not even sure for Malizia) are from new molds, otherwise :
Biotherm : same mold as current Advens (Thomas Ruyant)
Initiatives Coeur (Sam) : same mold as current Bureau vallée (ex l'occitane)
PRB/holcim : already built hull, same mold as IIth hour ?
Maitre coq (Bestaven) : same mold as 11th hour

But the new Apivia and T Ruyant boat will be brand new designs from what I understand.

(but then again, the hull is far from being the only thing in a new boat. But let's see how the "next together" Charal rudders will perform for foiling stabilisation, the only major innovation in this cycle somehow, up till now)
 




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