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Official Statement from The IMOCA Class

by IMOCA Class 14 Feb 03:58 PST 14 February 2024

We are aware of the publication of an article reporting suspicions of routing in the Vendée Globe 2020-2021.

This situation is currently in the hands of the competent institutions responsible for regulating and monitoring competitions within the Fédération Française de Voile. We express our full confidence in their ability to carry out impartial and thorough investigations.

The use of personalised weather assistance and routing from sources external to the boat is prohibited in the context of IMOCA racing. This rule is a fundamental pillar of our commitment to fairness and sporting integrity.

With this in mind, we stress the importance of a procedure that is carried out with a good knowledge of our races and their rules, in a calm and exhaustive manner.

The IMOCA Class

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