VIDEO: Fly on the wall of a flying boat
Published on October 7th, 2021
There remains one year before The Ocean Race 2022-23 (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) gets underway, and the US-sponsored 11th Hour Racing Team is on their new IMOCA 60 for the longest offshore outing yet since the boat was launched in August 2021. Charlie Enright and Pascal Bidégorry embark on their 750-nautical mile qualifying passage for the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre which starts November 7 for the 5800 nm course from France to Martinique.
Video uploaded Oct 7, 2021.
The Ocean Race 2022-23 (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) will be raced in two classes of boats: the high-performance, foiling, IMOCA 60 class and the one-design VO65 class which has been used for the last two editions of the race. Entries in the IMOCA 60 class will compete for The Ocean Race trophy, while those racing the VO65s will chase the Ocean Challenge Trophy. The 14th edition was originally planned for 2021-22 but was postponed one year due to the pandemic.
Source: 11th Hour Racing Sailing Team