Designed for shorthanded ocean racing, the IMOCA or International Monohull Open Class Association 60 is the development class used for all pinnacle solo and double handed ocean races, including the Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum and Transat Jacques Vabre.
Dimensions – 18.28m long, 5.5m wide, 4.5m deep and 29m tall
Weight – 7-8 tonnes
Sail Area – 6-700 square meters max working sail area, around 3 tennis courts!
Top speed – 40+ knots, 74kph
These boats are some of the fastest in the world, and as the IMOCA Class Rule is an ‘Open’ rule, use some of the most advanced technology in the search for performance and reliability. In fact the first line of the rule book states that ‘anything which is not expressly forbidden, restricted or enforced is permitted’.
An international circuit of crewed, solo and double handed offshore racing.
IMOCA Globe Series
The IMOCA Globe Series: 18 races, 14 countries and four years. Culminating in the 2024 Vendée Globe and a new world champion. The most prestigious solo, double handed and crewed ocean racing in the world.
The fastest ocean racing monohulls, ever.
IMOCA – International Monohull Open Class Association. The ‘Open 60’ monohulls first appeared in the 1980s during the BOC Challenge (a single-handed round-the-world race with stopovers); they were then chosen for the first Vendée Globe in 1989. Soon after the IMOCA class was created, uniting the skippers and standardising the safety rules regarding the boats.
Concise 8 is a prototype Class 40, with radical lines and high pedigree.
With both prototype and series designs allowed, the Class 40 fleet is an eclectic mix of amateur sailors and fully funded professional campaigns. Concise 8 is a no expense spared prototype design, built for speed, built to win.