Programme

The 12th edition of the Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération from 13 to the 18 September 2022!

Programme subject to the current health guidelines

The organisation and media are based at the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly where the briefings, events and round tables are also hosted.

 

Tuesday 13 September 2022


14:00 hrs: ‘AMAC MER and COMPOSITES’ conference (by invitation only) - Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly - Auditorium.

17:00 hrs: Deadline for arrival of the boats in Lorient.

19:00 hrs: Opening ceremony for the Défi Azimut Lorient Agglomération with the skippers at the Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly (Hall Pen Duick), followed by a cocktail supper (Muséo space).

 

Wednesday 14 September 2022
RUNS AZIMUT – BRETAGNE   TIMED IN CREWED FORMAT

10:00 hrs: Pre-race briefing - Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly (Pen Duick space)

11:00 hrs: Official photo

12:00 hrs: IMOCAs depart port

14:30 hrs: Availability of the Race Committee

19:00 hrs: Return to shore 

20:00 hrs: Prize-giving in front of La Base’s harbour master’s office

21:00 hrs: Screening of the film ‘Molécules’ (by invitation only) - Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly (Auditorium)

 

Thursday 15 September 2022

48H D’AZIMUT & AZIMUT - THE OCEAN RACE

The long course (500 miles) is raced in singlehanded format, or in crewed format in The Ocean Race mode

08:30 hrs: IMOCA/sponsors breakfast (by invitation only)

10:00 hrs: Start briefing (by invitation only) - Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly - Auditorium

12:30 hrs: IMOCAs depart port

14:30 hrs: Availability of the Race Committee 

 

Friday 16 September 2022
(TBC) 

10:00 – 11:30 hrs: ‘Funding innovation’ conference - Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly - Auditorium

11:00 – 12:30 hrs: ‘Eco Sailing Design, Collaborative project to eco-design future race boats’ conference - Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly - Auditorium

14:00 – 15:30 hrs: ‘The evolution of boat design in 2030’ conference - Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly - Auditorium

15:30 – 17:00 hrs: ‘Connected Boat’ round table conference - Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly - Auditorium

20:30 – 22:30 hrs: Sea-themed outdoor screenings from the Base ‘Launch of the screening of ‘Maiden’ - In front of GITANA’s shed or Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly

 

Saturday 17 September 2022

10:00 - 16:00 hrs: Arrival of the boats

15:00-16:30 hrs: ‘Vigilance and Sleep management’ conference - Pen Duick space - Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly

19:00 hrs: Crew evening (by invitation only) - TR RACING Base, Lorient La Base

 

Sunday 18 September 2022
TOUR DE GROIX AZIMUT

(Record held by Vincent Riou in 1h 08" 10')

11:00 hrs: IMOCAs depart port 

13:00 hrs: Availability of the Race Committee for the Tour de Groix

17:00 hrs: Prize-giving for the Défi Azimut LORIENT /CNL - Quai de Lorient La Base