New IMOCA World Championship launched

The first event of the Monaco Globe Series will start on Sunday 3 June.

This event is the first in the new IMOCA GLOBE SERIES world championship, which is the result a lot of work done over the past few months, spearheaded by the IMOCA Class and the organisers, OC Sport and the Saem Vendée.

This is in fact the first time that the IMOCA class has joined up with race organisers to manage and jointly run the new class world championship.

Six iconic ocean races (solo and double-handed) feature in the 2018-2021 calendar, with the possibility of an additional event being added in the spring of 2019.

On the 2018 calendar, there is the new event in Monaco, then the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

The 2019 season will start with a first race in the spring, which will be announced shortly, then the Transat Jacques Vabre in November.

Finally, in 2020, the skippers will compete in The Transat and then the New York-Vendée transatlantic race before lining up for the Vendée Globe

The cycle will of course come to a climax with the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe, at the end of which the IMOCA GLOBE SERIES world championship title will be awarded.

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