The Défi Azimut

The Défi Azimut is an atypical event in the offshore race world. It’s the meeting between the IMOCA class which gathers together the skippers of the Vendée Globe and the Lorient-based company Azimut. It also aims to combine performance, innovation and strategy.

The events

RUNS – Crew Time
Off the Pointe du Talud
Wednesday 18th September 2019

The Runs are pure timed speed races. The start will be given between the Island of Groix and the Pointe du Talud.

48H Azimut – Double-handed race
Departure from Lorient La Base
Thursday 19th September to Saturday 21th September 2019

This is the flagship event of the Défi Azimut : 48 hours of sailing, two skippers and a mediaman on board, a loop in the Atlantic Ocean. During this race, the skippers have the opportunity to compete one last time before the start of the Jacques Vabre 2019.

Chrono Tour de Groix – Crew
Island of Groix – Sunday 22th September 2019

Nearby the beautiful Island of Groix, the crews will compete in order to beat the record held by Vincent Riou (PRB) who completed the tour in 1h 08 min 10 sec in 2015.

En savoir +
Fabrice AmedeoRomain AttanasioSébastien AudiganeDavy BeaudartYannick BestavenJérémie BeyouPascal BidegorryArnaud BoissièresLouis BurtonGilles CampanManuel CousinClarisse CrémerSamantha DaviesCharlie EnrightKévin EscoffierFrançois GuiffantWill HarrisBoris HerrmannIsabelle JoschkeRoland JourdainAntoine KochMorgan LagravièreGuillaume Le BrecJean Le CamArmel Le Cléac'hStéphane Le DiraisonVincent Le SerecNicolas LunvenXavier MacaireAnthony MarchandSébastien MarssetPaul MeilhatGildas MorvanÉrik NigonGiancarlo PedoteÉric PéronChristopher PrattYoann RichommeVincent RiouAlan RouraThomas RuyantDamien SeguinKojiro ShiraishiSébastien SimonMaxime SorelNicolas Troussel

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The official Partners

The Défi Azimut partners