IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship / TRANSAT NEW YORK - VENDÉE


  • Newport Shipyard 1 Washington Street Newport, RI 02840 USA
The IMOCA Ocean Masters team will have a technical stop at Newport Shipyard before their May 29 start in New York City.

The IMOCA Ocean Masters team will have a technical stop at Newport Shipyard before their May 29 start in New York City.

TRANSAT NEW YORK - VENDÉE

Single-handed transatlantic race
Start: 29 May 2016 - New York, USA
Estimated arrival: From the 5 June 2016 - Les Sables d'Olonne, France
Race course: 3100 miles
Coefficient: 4
Official event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16

The program:

  • Prologue from Newport (RI) to New York from the 21 to 22 May
  • Race village at the foot of the One World Trade Center
  • Charity Race on the Hudson River the 27 May
  • Start of the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) on 29 May
  • ETAs from 5 June 2016
  • Finish Village in Port Olona (Vendée Globe Esplanade)

New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne): a challenging final trial run before the Vendée Globe

Setting sail from the ‘Big Apple’, bound for what was the cradle of the IMOCA Class, the port of Les Sables d’Olonne, one could hardly ask for more in terms of symbolism. On the one hand, New York, a cosmopolitan crossroads of influences, is a perfect illustration of the international aspirations of both IMOCA and Open Sports Management. On the other, France’s Vendée region, represents the heart of the IMOCA class, thanks to its legendary solo round the world race, in which some of the most extraordinary episodes on the high seas have occurred over the last twenty-five years. The final opportunity to qualify for the Vendée Globe in race configuration, the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) promises to be a significant event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters Championship. Above all, the New York – Vendée will be the final major confrontation in singlehanded configuration before to the ultimate event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015- 2016.

Entries:

  • Jeremie Beyou (Maître Coq)
  • Jean-Pierre Dick (Saint-Michel Virbac)
  • Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire VIII)
  • Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss)
  • Sebastien Destremau (Face Ocean)
  • Pieter Heerema (No Way Back)
  • Yann Eliès (Groupe Queguiner – Leucémie Espoir)

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