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
‘‘Since I was tiny , I have dreamed of flying”, says François Gabart, holder of the round-the-world solo sailing record on his MACIF trimaran fitted with foils. “My dream has become a reality.” This revolution in technology makes boats glide above the waves. Free of all resistance, they gain enormous speed thanks to these marine
One of the special characteristics of the region is getting the corporate world to work with Research. An example with the FoilAddiCT project. FoilAddiCT - Foil Additive Composite Technologies - is one example of this type of collaborative project between research and corporate actors. It was started in 2016 and has received support from the Brittany region