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IMOCA 60 MĀLAMA

State of the art foiling
60-foot race boat

We launched the first-ever foiling IMOCA designed specifically for The Ocean Race 2022-23 in August 2021.

IMOCA: A Development class

A 60-foot boat, traditionally designed for single- or double-handed sailing, IMOCA is an open class offering the freedom to design boats to be as light as possible to favor speed, while also being solid enough to withstand the worst possible ocean conditions. With the introduction of foils in 2015, the Class saw a dramatic leap in performance and speed. The foils enable the boat to skim over the surface of the water, reducing resistance and enabling quick acceleration.

For the first time in The Ocean Race’s history, the 2022-23 edittion of the round the world race will see IMOCAs on the startline, allowing team entries with four sailors and one onboard reporter. After competing in two editions of The Ocean Race on the one-design VO65s, 11th Hour Racing Team co-founders, Charlie Enright and Mark Towill embraced the challenge and built the very first IMOCA specifically commissioned for this fully crewed configuration for the next edition of the race. Mālama, which means ‘to care for and protect’ in Hawaian, was launched in August of 2021.

features/specs

AUGUST 2021

LAUNCH DATE

24months

DESIGN & BUILD

60feet

BOAT LENGTH

Guillaume

Verdier

Designer

553tco2e

carbon footprint

100kilograms

alternative materials

THE MAKING OF Mālama

DESIGNED FOR CREWED RACING

The first IMOCA of its kind, Mālama’s onboard systems, cockpit layout and below-deck configuration have all been designed for crewed sailing in The Ocean Race.

 

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