HEADED FOR THE VENDEE GLOBE 2024 

After twice taking part in the Everest of the seas, the first time with joy, the second in pain,
Alan Roura is determined to go back for a third consecutive Vendée Globe.

 And this time, with the means to win
At the start of the next edition, he will be 31 years old.

RACE PROGRAMME 2022-2025


2022

ROUTE DU RHUM

Every four years.
Single-handed Transatlantic, between Saint-Malo (Brittany, France) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)

Up to 125 boats spread over 5 classes : Ultimes (multihulls) / Multi 50 (multihulls) / IMOCA 60 (monohulls) / Class40 (monohulls) / Classe Rhum (multihulls et monohulls)

Distance: 3 543 miles or 5 702 kilometres

Record in IMOCA 60 : 12 days, 4 hours, 38 minutes et 55 seconds in 2014 / MACIF (François Gabart)

2014 : Abandoned (en Class40)
2018 : 7th in 15 days, 2 hours, 25 minutes et 37 seconds

Other races on the programme :

BERMUDES 100 MILLES
VENDÉE-ARCTIQUE-LES SABLES D’OLONNE
DÉFI AZIMUT


2023

TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE

Every two years
Double-handed Transatlantic, between Le Havre (Normandy, France) and Martinique

Up to 60 boats spread over 3 classes: IMOCA 60 (monohulls) / Multi 50 (multihulls) / Class40 (monohulls)

Distance: 4,350 miles or 7,001 kilometres

Record in IMOCA 60: 13 days, 7 hours 36 minutes and 46 seconds in 2017 / St Michel-Virbac (Jean-Pierre Dick & Yann Eliès)

2017: 9th with Frédéric Denis in 16 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes and 16 seconds
2019: 21st with Sébastien Audigane in 16 days5 hours 13 minutes and 30 seconds


Other races on the programme :

ROLEX FASTNET RACE
DÉFI AZIMUT 


2024

VENDÉE GLOBE

Every four years Single-handed race around the world via the three great capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, start and finish at Sables dʼOlonne (Vendée, France)

Up to 40 IMOCA 60

Distance: 21,638 miles or 40,075 kilometres

Record: 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds in 2016/2017 / Banque Populaire (Armel Le Cléacʼh)

2016: 12th
2020: 17th


Other races on the programme :
THE TRANSAT CIC
NEW YORK-VENDÉE
DÉFI AZIMUT

THE BOAT

IMOCA 60

Founded in 1991 and recognised by World Sailing (international sailing federation) since 1998, the International Monohull Open Class Association runs the 60 footer (18.28 metre) sailing class. IMOCA defines the rules that guarantee the sports equity by developing innovation and safety of boats considered today as the fastest and most powerful offshore racing monohulls.

The class contributes to the internationalisation of offshore racing and combines the notions of competition, innovation, human adventure and safety. In 2018, the Class inaugurated the IMOCA Globe Series, its four-year championship, now including two famous around the world races: the Vendée Globe and The Ocean Race.

As it evolves, IMOCA strives to constantly develop collective reflection and innovation concerning environmental questions in order to adapt its rules and practises in favour of an ever more sustainable performance.

 



RACE NAME : HUBLOT (SUI 7)

2019 IMOCA 60 
Seasons 2022 to 2025

2022 Route du Rhum
2025 Transat Jacques Vabre 
The Transat 2024
New-York - Vendée 2024
2024-2025 Vendée Globe









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Alan Roura's new vessel is undoubtedly the most radical IMOCA of her generation ! 

Launched in the summer of 2019, this VPLP design partnering with Brit Alex Thomson’s HUGO BOSS team is characterised by her innovative look and entirely closed cockpit. Visibility on the outside is ensured in part by cameras. Power on board is supplied mainly by solar panels especially integrated in the deck. Another innovation: her unique circular shaped foils.

 

Length : 18,28 m
Width : 5,40 m
Draught : 4,50 m
Weight :  7,6 tons
Mast height : 29 m
Type of mast : Wing mast
Foils : yes

Max sail area
Upwind :
330 m2
Downwind :  630 m2

THE TEAM


Alan 
Roura

Skipper


Allyson
Mousselon

Team Manager


Cyril
Enjalran

Technical Director


Alexis
Monier

Boat captain
Mechanical and Hydraulics Manager


Simon
Vasseur

Technical Trainer
Rigging Manager


Delphine
Largenton

Direction Assistant

FORMER BOATS

HELVETIA 
Race name : LA FABRIQUE II
(SUI 7)

IMOCA 60 of 2007
Seasons 2017 to 2021

2020-2021 Vendée Globe
2019 North Atlantic Record
2018 Route du Rhum
2017 & 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre

SUPERBIGOU 
Race name : LA FABRIQUE I
(SUI 7)

IMOCA 60 of 1997
Season 2016

2016-2017 Vendée Globe
2016 Calero Solo Transat

CLASS 40

40 foot Monohull, or 12.20 metres long.

Exocet / Club 103 (SUI 103)
Saisons 2014 et 2015

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre 
2014 Route du Rhum 

MINI 6.50

Monohull of 6.50 metres long, the smallest offshore racing boats in the world.

Ka-Ora / Navman (Prototype n°284)
Seasons 2011 to 2013
2013 Mini Transat 


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