Exciting times ahead! As one of the leading offshore racing classes, the IMOCA Class announced important rule changes towards a cleaner future for the sport of sailing:
For boats racing in the regattas like The Ocean Race or the Vendée Globe, the use of sustainable technologies will be rewarded, which will further support the advantages of sustainable composites!
In addition, it will be compulsory to carry out a Life-Cycle Assessment for new boats, helping to understand the actual impact of an IMOCA Yacht on the environment and to create a reliable set of data for future applications.
This and other new IMOCA rules are a great example of how a class can support the development of sustainable technologies in yacht racing and lead a change towards a greener future for the sport.
The team of GREENBOATS® is excited to be listed as an official supplier to the IMOCA Class. We are already involved in related product development projects and we, together with our partners, are looking forward to sharing more details with you in the future!