Please select your home edition
Edition
Maritimo 2021 - M600 - LEADERBOARD

CORUM L'Épargne confirms participation in The Ocean Race Europe

by The Ocean Race 11 Feb 02:45 PST
Nicolas Troussel training on board the IMOCA Corum L'Épargne © Eloi Stichelbaut - polaRYSE / Corum L'Épargne

The CORUM L'Épargne Sailing Team, led by skipper Nicolas Troussel, has confirmed it will take part in the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe this spring, with its new generation IMOCA.

"The Ocean Race Europe is a compelling new challenge for us to take on," said skipper Nicolas Troussel. "As a fully-crewed race from the Atlantic coast of France into the Mediterranean Sea with several stops it has an interesting race route. It will be a new style of racing for us, and fits our calendar well as we develop our season of racing this year."

The Ocean Race Europe is a new event, created by the organisers of The Ocean Race as part of a 10-year programme of racing through 2031. The European event will run every four years (2021, 2025, 2029), in the gaps between the around the world editions of The Ocean Race (2022-23, 2026-27, 2030-31), to provide a continuous racing programme.

This inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will see two fleets in action - the technology-driven IMOCA class and the one-design VO65s. The race course will see several point-scoring legs between iconic European cities, with the route to be confirmed soon.

"Having Nicolas Troussel and his CORUM L'Épargne Sailing Team confirm they will be on the start line of The Ocean Race Europe immediately raises the bar in the IMOCA fleet," said Race Director Phil Lawrence. "We anticipate strong turnout in both classes, with the top names in our sport competing."

Nicolas Troussel is a double-winner in the prestigious Solitaire du Figaro and has numerous championships and podiums in all of the major offshore races to his credit. His CORUM L'Épargne IMOCA is among the new generation of boats pushing foiling technology to the limit.

"It will be interesting to have the boat racing in a fully-crewed configuration," Troussel said. "This is something we are still learning - how to reach the full potential of the boat, what is the best set-up - so The Ocean Race Europe will be a good test for our team to compete with other similar boats and a great opportunity to get racing in our IMOCA again."

www.theoceanrace.com

Related Articles

Hydrogen fueled marine engines
Japanese Manufacturers Cooperate on development Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd., and Japan Engine Corporation formed a consortium of Japanese engine manufacturers to pursue joint development of hydrogen fueled marine engines for ocean-going and coastal vessels Posted today at 5:38 am
Luxury Yacht Group celebrates 20 years in business
June 1st marks the day founder Rupert Connor opened the doors in Fort Lauderdale Luxury Yacht Group is about to celebrate 20 years in the yachting industry! June 1st marks the day founder Rupert Connor opened the doors with one office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Posted on 8 May
Johnson Outdoors reports Fiscal Q2 Results
Announcing higher sales and earnings Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:JOUT), a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technology, today announced higher sales and earnings during the Company's second fiscal quarter ending Friday, April 2, 2021. Posted on 8 May
The Ocean Race launches Relay4Nature
Shining a spotlight on ocean leaders, innovators and advocates An initiative of The Ocean Race, Relay4Nature will involve a baton passing from team to team, shining a spotlight on ocean leaders, innovators and advocates. Posted on 7 May
2021 Run to Remember announced
Honoring our Coast Guard Fallen Heroes The Coast Guard Foundation announced today its annual Run to Remember that honors our Coast Guard Fallen Heroes and raises support for the organization's tragedy assistance programs that support Coast Guard families in their time of need. Posted on 7 May
Bonnier Corp names Sarah Renz as Event Director
To oversee the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series Sarah Renz has been named Event Director for Sailing Events, Bonnier Corp., it was announced today by Jonathan Moore, Executive Vice President, Events. Posted on 7 May
Garmin announces MSC 10 marine satellite compass
Multi-band GNSS and a fully integrated attitude and heading reference system Garmin® International announced the MSC™ 10 marine satellite compass with multi-band GNSS and a fully integrated attitude and heading reference system for a smooth and accurate GPS-derived heading and position on the water. Posted on 7 May
In conversation with Jelte Liebrand
The tech-savvy navigation entrepreneur savvy navvy is the boating app that puts all your essential marine information in one place: tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information and more. We spoke to founder Jelte Liebrand... Posted on 6 May
Free boating skills training sessions
America's Boating Club partners with West Marine during National Safe Boating Week Americans have taken to the water in record numbers to enjoy the socially distanced fun and relaxation that boating provides. Posted on 6 May
Hurricane Hole selects Bellingham Marine
To supply and install Concrete Floating Dock System for Superyacht Marina Sterling Global Financial, and Bellingham Marine have announced that Bellingham will supply and install the floating concrete dock system for the totally reconstructed Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina at Paradise Landing on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Posted on 6 May
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERCoast Guard Foundation FOOTER 3Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - FOOTER