A breeze of feminization is blowing over the world of ocean racing. Since 2007, a professional sector financed by the Brittany Region and Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne has benefited major names in offshore racing: François Gabart, Sébastien Simon. The scheme is now open to women. Following a demanding selection process, a female sailor will be
The Imoca president, Antoine Mermod, has helped to bring the class together with The Ocean Race (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) whose forthcoming edition in 2021-2022 will be run on the 60-foot monohulls. He explains how the ocean racing ecosystem in Brittany can benefit from it. How did The Ocean Race open up to the Imoca?
The Breton competitive sailing ecosystem is unique. How do you see the role of the Eurolarge Innovation programme? I am one of those convinced that having a team working on a common project is better for progress than working alone. For me, Eurolarge Innovation is the team that carries the goal: to promote regional economic