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The low-down on a breathtaking edition!

The 2023 edition of this Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération heralds a turning point for the multi-f…


48H Azimut: Challenge fulfilled

“Unsettled, intense, comprehensive, interesting, painful, fun, magical, full-on… Since 04:18 UTC thi…


Beyou - Cammas (Charal): victory to crown an epic night

After sailing a masterful race, Jérémie Beyou and Franck Cammas crossed the finish line of the Défi …


All to play for, verdict at dawn

Three retirements including one dismasting, four leaders grouped within 5 miles and an almighty batt…


Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération: 48 hours of fury and hope

Concentration, excitement, apprehension, every possible emotion was in evidence on the docks of Lori…


48H Azimut. A study of the scoresheet

Breeze, heavy seas, beating, reaching and running… Some bracing and varied conditions await the 34 c…


New faces: fresh talent in the Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération!

All systems go for the Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération 2023!


Newsflash: speed runs pushed back to Sunday

Given the extremely difficult weather conditions, Race Management has just announced a programme cha…

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 11 September 2024

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

Depart Lorient La Base
Thursday 12 September to Saturday 14 September 2024

This is the Défi Azimut’s flagship event: one 48-hour sea passage, one skipper and one OBR (on-board reporter)
in the run-up to the Vendée Globe.

The boats will complete a looped circuit in the Atlantic Ocean and you’ll be able to track
their progress via the online cartography.

Chrono Tour de Groix – Crew

On Sunday 15th September 2024.

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