The back story
A design marvel
In Episode 1 of the ‘Making Of…’ web series, skipper Charlie Enright, naval architect Guillaume Verdier and MerConcept project manager Armand de Jacquelot reflect on the uniqueness of designing and building an IMOCA 60 for fully crewed racing. Get the scoop below.
An artists eye
Innovation with sustainability
Members of 11th Hour Racing Team dig into the details of innovative projects that were realised as a part of the IMOCA 60 boat build. Key projects included: a life-cycle assessment which tracks the high impact areas of the build to help inform sustainable solutions and IMOCA Class policy; using 100kg of bio-based materials for non-structural components of the boat, and taking a circular approach by using recycled materials to build splash cradles and remanufacturing broken carbon components to produce recycled carbon tape.
Watch the remarkable innovation in the video below.