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July 1, 2023 - 4PM CET

Genoa In-Port race starts in

Ulysse Nardin
11th Hour Racing Team

The Boats

two-boat racing program

Two IMOCA 60s, four co-skippers and thousands of miles to be sailed as 11th Hour Racing Team build-up to The Ocean Race 2022-23.

IMOCA 60 Development class

Traditionally designed for single- or double-handed sailing, the IMOCA 60 Open Class offers designers the freedom to design boats 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 48-year history, the round the world race is open to IMOCA 60s, allowing team entries with a four-person racing configuration. 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 have embraced the challenge to build the very first IMOCA 60 specifically commissioned for a fully crewed entry in the next edition of the race.


One of the first foiling IMOCA 60s on the sailing scene, Alaka’I was previously known as Hugo Boss and came second in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe, skippered by Alex Thomson. We have been sailing on this boat since September 2019, when the Team came third in the Défi Azimut, swiftly followed by a fourth place in the Transat Jacques Vabre.

About the Boat

IMOCA 60 MĀlama

Our brand new state-of-the-art IMOCA 60 built by CDK Technologies is in the final stages of construction in Brittany, France. Designed by Guillaume Verdier’s studio, with performance analysis by François Gabart’s MerConcept, this is the first IMOCA 60 designed and built for crewed offshore racing. Our new IMOCA 60 is set to hit the water in August 2021.

About the Boat


Racing Schedule

From short-handed, short-course racing in the Atlantic to fully crewed racing around the World, learn more about the Team’s racing plans for 2021 and beyond.