IMOCA Open 60
The race: A non-stop, singlehanded around-the-world race sailed without assistance every four years.
**The start**: Saturday, Nov 10 from Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on the Atlantic coast.
The course: Sail around the world from east to west over 24,048 miles. Start is Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Competitors race around the capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin, and the Horn.
The competitors: Twenty sailors, including one woman, from France, GBR, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland. Click here to meet them all.
Previous Winners: Titouan Lamazou (1990), Alain Gautier (1993), Christophe Auguin (1997), Michel Desjoyeaux (2001, 2009)