There’s a lot happening at Persico Marine right now. The renowned Italian shipyard – which ranks among the world’s leading builders of high end racing yachts and large high performance luxury sailing cruisers – has a wide range of ground-breaking projects on the go.
Based in Nembro in northern Italy, Persico
French solo offshore racing sailor Thomas Ruyant has confirmed he is building new foiling IMOCA 60 scheduled to be launched in July next year.
Ruyant, 37, from Malo-Les-Bains on the north coast of France intends to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe after which he says the boat will be reconfigured
After The Ocean Race staged an IMOCA charm offensive in Paris last week, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm takes a look at how well the two around-the-world-race superpowers are getting along.
On the face of it the burgeoning relationship between ocean racing’s two major professional around the world race organisers
British sailor Alex Thomson it was a failure to charge his electric-shock wrist alarm that caused him to oversleep and run his boat ashore on the northern tip of Guadeloupe during the final 24 hours of the Route du Rhum singlehanded transatlantic race from Saint Malo, France.
Thomson used his engine
Alex Thomson – the British solo skipper leading the IMOCA 60 class in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe – is limping towards the finish over the final fifty miles of the 3,500-mile course after running his boat Hugo Boss aground on the northern tip of Grande
New Zealand ocean racer Daryl Wislang has an exceptional track record over the last four editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. He followed up his third place in 2008-09 on Telefonica Blue with a second place in 2011-12 on Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand and then back to back
Bruno Dubois has an enviable track record in yacht racing both on and off the water with a Mini Transat win to his name along with world and European title victories in the Farr 45 class. He was the skipper of French entry Rucanor Sport in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round
As the only two-time winner of the Vendee Globe singlehanded around the world race and having earned the nickname The Professor for knowledge and expertise in ocean racing and the IMOCA 60 class in particular, when Frenchman Michel Desjoyeaux speaks – as he did during a panel discussion on the
Press release: Alex Thomson Racing has underlined its commitment to sustainability by declaring an ambition to race around the world without the use of fossil fuels.
Earlier this year the ocean racing team announced plans to build a brand new IMOCA 60 yacht, with the aim of becoming the first non-French
An interesting short film chronicilling the 13-months of hard work that went into designing and building the spectacular new IMOCA 60 Charal for French solo skipper Jérémie Beyou.