The news

All news

Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération 2022: fully booked!

30 competitors, 7 new boats, 9 rookies


The Défi Azimut 48-Hours – a proper contest and a worthy winner

You could hardly hope for a more dramatic race packed into less than two days at sea than we saw in …


VOTE for your best vidéo

As every year, the IMOCA duos were accompanied during the 48H AZIMUT by a third crew member: a media…


What's your favourite photo?

This edition of the Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération has once again produced some superb images, pa…


LinkedOut completes the podium of the 48H AZIMUT

At 9:13:09 am, Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière completed the podium of the Défi Azimut - Lorient…


11th Hour Racing Team - ALAKA'I, second of the 48H AZIMUT, after a superb recovery

At 8:56:02, Justine Mettraux and Simon Fisher crossed the finish line of the 48H AZIMUT in second pl…


APIVIA, winner of the 48h AZIMUT

This morning, at 06h 56min 02s, Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat crossed the finish line of the 48H AZ…


Bad luck episode on board Fortinet-Best Western

Story from Andre Carmo, On Board Reporter with Romain Attanasio and Sébastien Marsset.


An action-packed first half of the Défi Azimut 48-Hours

The first 24 hours of the two-handed Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération two-day classic has seen acti…

The Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération

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 14th September 2022

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

48H Azimut – Single-handed race
Departure from Lorient La Base
Thursday 15th September to Saturday 17th September 2022

This is the flagship event of the Défi Azimut : 48 hours of sailing, a skipper 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 Vendee Globe.

Chrono Tour de Groix – Crew
Island of Groix – Sunday 18th September 2022

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.

Learn more

Social wall

The Partners