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Défi AZIMUT - LORIENT 2021: set a date! In Lorient, Brittany from 14 to 19 September

A sports meet and social occasion organised by the Lorient-based company Azimut (digital solutions),…


The Tenth Défi Azimut: the watershed edition.

Enjoying an established breeze, sunshine, a host of remarkably well prepared and receptive skippers,…


PRB wins the round the Ile de Groix

After two and a half hours of racing, Kevin Escoffier finally secured the win in the third and final…


An Incredible Finale

The utmost composure and an element of luck was required to take the win in this 48-hour Azimut.



What a finale, what suspense, what underhand trickery! In a very light to virtually inexistant NNE’l…


The final day aboard V and B - Mayenne in the Defi Azimut

Jeremy Sorel, media man aboard V and B - Mayenne gives us the low-down.


48 hours at top speed

Finally alone! The 17 competing IMOCAs set sail from Lorient this afternoon on a long triangular spr…


Perfect conditions for a dress rehearsal

It’s full house… The pontoons of Lorient – La Base are a hive of activity this Tuesday 8 September, …


Le Défi Azimut – a unique showcase for the greatest monohulls on earth

Next week the IMOCA class of 60ft foiling monohulls comes together for its unique annual showcase re…


A 3-star menu for the 10th edition of the Defi Azimut

From September 9th to 13th, there will be sport off the bay of Lorient...

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 15th September 2021

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 16th September to Saturday 18th September 2021

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 Vendee Globe.

Chrono Tour de Groix – Crew
Island of Groix – Sunday 19th September 2021

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.

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