IMOCA 60

IMOCA 60

3 Seasons

The IMOCA ("Open 60"), is a 60ft development class monohull sailing yacht administered by the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA). The class pinnacle event are single or two person ocean races, such as the Route du Rhum and the Vendée Globe and this has been intimately linked to design development within the class.

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IMOCA 60
  • Vendée Globe 2020 - The Race and The Skippers

    Episode 1

    The Everest Of The Seas, Vendée Globe, starts in Les Sables d'Olonne, France. It's time to find out why this is regarded as the greatest sailing race round the world. Solo, non-stop and without assistance - a record 33 skippers, including 6 women, representing nine countries, take to the water fo...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - The Start

    Episode 2

    The start of the Vendée Globe - near perfect 10 knots SE breeze and flat seas at the gun - sending the lone 27 men and 6 women off on their gruelling 24,296 nautical mile round the world challenge. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Fifty Four

    Episode 3

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2021 from the Vendée Globe and VRsportTV! It's a new dawn for all of us and plenty of messages from the fleet. Bestaven is in the wind and starting his dash for Cape Horn widening the gap from Dalin. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR S...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Fifty Three

    Episode 4

    Charlie Dalin knows he needs to keep close to the leader, Yannick Bestaven, or the gap is going to become a crevasse. Clarisse Cremer, in 12th, celebrates her 31st birthday - enjoying her cake and presents especially the wind. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Spor...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Fifty Two

    Episode 5

    Double Paralympic Gold medalist, Damien Seguin knows all about winning - he's climbed to third overall. Alexia Barrier explains about her near demasting on Christmas Day and Stéphane didn't need to stop at Macquarie Island thanks to Jean Le Cam! Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

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  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Fifty One

    Episode 6

    It's back to work for many of us - the 9 to 5 schedule but for the Vendée Globe skippers they don't have this luxury - work work work! Bestaven now 150nm ahead of Dalin and passing the loneliest place on the planet - Point Nemo. Mental strain for all of the sailors is one of the hardest to imagin...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Forty Nine

    Episode 7

    No rest for the Vendée Globe skippers. Bestaven and Dalin looking at stretching the gap from the chasing pack, Giancarlo celebrates his 45th birthday with his wife and Beyou picks up another two places, now 18th overall. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Forty Seven

    Episode 8

    Seguin and Dutreux get a scare when a pod of whales come and say hello on Christmas Eve. Bestaven's lead is down to a few miles but his Christmas message says it all and there's a visitor on some of the IMOCA 60's and he's wearing red... Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Produc...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Forty Six

    Episode 9

    Stuck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean - traffic lights for the fleet but the green light is close for the leader, Yannick Bestaven. Alexia Barrier is getting into the spirit of Christmas whilst Giancarlo Pedote hangs his decorations slightly higher. Plus a private performance of the Albatross ...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Forty Five

    Episode 10

    It's an Iceberg Express with no changes for the first time in the leader board since the start! Jean Le Cam introduces us to the Antimeridian, Charlie Dalin is feeling the pressure with the wind and tactical racing and Didac Costa shares his 40th birthday celebrations and his Catalan Tapas. Foota...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Forty Four

    Episode 11

    Leading trio, Bestaven, Dalin and Ruyant are poised to either caught or extend their leads over the next 48 hours. Burton was island hopping, Sorel was shocked to see land and Isabelle Joschke has a great life hack - amazing what you get to learn from the Vendée Globe skippers. Footage ©Vendée Gl...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Forty One

    Episode 12

    Is Father Christmas racing in the Vendée Globe? Maxime Sorel shows what a major job a gybe is on an IMOCA 60 and the leading trio have a busy 36 hours stay ahead of the wind hole coming soon. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Forty

    Episode 13

    Concerns were raised last night for Thomas Ruyant after his bow compartment filled in 30 minutes. Bestaven extends his lead by 120 miles - Austalia seems a distant memory and the Pacific Ocean beckons. Pip Hare doesn't have a drone but she does have a selfie stick! Footage ©Vendée Globe / Neferti...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty Nine

    Episode 14

    Half way point for the Vendée Globe leading skippers with Bestaven taking pole position from Ruyant. International Jury has finally made their decision regarding time compensation and plenty of jobs to be done starting with Charlie Dalin's port foil. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production
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  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty Eight

    Episode 15

    To foil or not to foil - that is the question! Charlie Dalin has dropped to third place after damage to his port foil and a truly unique sight for some of the leading pack - five boats converge after six weeks at sea. As Boris says "It's aperitif time!". Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Producti...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty Seven

    Episode 16

    Yannick Bestaven has moved up to second place over the last 48 hours and still hasn't had the time adjustment for his part in the search and rescue of Escoffier. Beyou is slicing through the back markers and Damien Seguin gives a little history lesson about the Cape Leeuwin. Footage ©Vendée Globe...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty Five

    Episode 17

    Charlie Dalin has been leading for 20 days and the hunting pack is moving in below Cape Leeuwin. Sam Davies's refit looks good - new toys for her and Romain, her partner, has some company to cheer him up. The Butter Fest is continuing with Alan Roura showing his stash! Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nef...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty Four

    Episode 18

    Another day and another casualty turning to Cape Town - Fabrice Amedeo has no computer system so now blind - safety option. Yannick in good spirits in 3rd, Clarisse has a new ventilation system and its Clement's 40th! Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty Three

    Episode 19

    Kevin Escoffier reaches dry land, ironically Reunion Island, so finishes off his magical mystery tour! Beyou is putting the bow down on Charal closing in on the back of the fleet after restarting nine days behind. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty Two

    Episode 20

    When you are sailing the Roaring 40's singlehanded, the Albatross is your friend - your only friend - Sébastien Destremau is vying for an Oscar alongside 'turneresque' sunsets and rainbows. Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty One

    Episode 21

    Thomas Ruyant and Charlie Dalin are in the middle of the storm - survival is key for their boats so it's putting the breaks on. Damien has taken a leaf out of Jean Le Cam's food book plus Louis Burton explains why he has dropped back after coming within touching distance of the lead. Footage ©Ven...

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Thirty

    Episode 22

    It's time for Kevin to leave Jean - no easy way but to simply jump ship! Plus Arnaud throws away some good wine and food for Neptune and Alexia has been up all night to get lucky! Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Twenty Eight

    Episode 23

    Sam Davies joins Alex Thomson in Cape Town but vows to continue with her round the world adventure. Plus Jean Le Cam gets a slap in the face or was it a kiss from a flying fish to say thank you from Kevin! Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Vendée Globe 2020 - Day Twenty Seven

    Episode 24

    Sébastien Destremau third time lucky up the mast, Alex Thomson officially retires in Cape Town and what will Jean Le Cam do when he drops off his pampered boat guest? Footage ©Vendée Globe / Nefertiti Production

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media