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Vendee Globe: Charlie Dalin launches brand new Apivia IMOCA 60

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There may be well over a year to go until the start of the 2020-21 edition of the Vendee Globe solo around the world race but the launches of new IMOCA 60 boats appear to have started to accelerate.

Following hot on the heels of British skipper Alex Thomson’s reveal of his radical-looking Hugo Boss boat yesterday, French skipper Charlie Dalin has just rolled out his less revolutionary but equally good looking yellow, Apivia-sponsored IMOCA 60.

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The boat’s design – reported to be based on the Volvo Ocean Race’s abandoned Super 60 concept – is the result of a collaboration between Dalin’s team and Guillaume Verdier.

While the hull shape may be more conservative than Thomson’s all-enclosed design, the foils on Dalin’s boat appear to be as long and extreme as anything we have seen so far.

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