The Defi Azimut in the starting blocks!
The countdown has started until the launch of the 11th Défi Azimut on September 14th with a dream line-up!
Around twenty or so duos are expected to take part in the five days of top-class races from 14 September. The duo of Jérémie Beyou and Christopher Pratt will be defending the title that Jérémie secured back in 2020 on Charal and they’re sure to have their work cut out against an armada of foilers, several of which have changed hands since the Vendée Globe. For the latter group, the Défi Azimut will be a highly instructive experience over a variety of formats conducive to performance comparisons. For those who have held onto their round the world steed with a view to optimising them, as is the case for skippers like Charlie Dalin who’s pairing with Paul Meilhat on APIVIA and Thomas Ruyant supported by Morgan Lagravière on LinkedOut, they’ll clearly be targeting the gold medal in this competition. Finally, among the IMOCAs with classic daggerboards, skippers Damien Seguin and Benjamin Dutreux on Groupe APICIL will certainly be the men to beat given their excellent track records in this category.