The 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its schedule for 2021 revealing the Team anticipates entering two boats into the 2021 IMOCA offshore sailing calendar of races, in the build-up to a one-boat entry into The Ocean Race 2022-23.
COVID-19 dependent, four races are slated for 2021:
- The Ocean Race Europe: A four-week tour around the continent in May through mid June, with two Classes - the IMOCA 60s and VO65s.
- The Rolex Fastnet Race: With a start on Sunday, August 8 from the home of British yacht racing, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, around the Fastnet Rock, south of Ireland, before finishing for the first time in Cherbourg, France.
- The Défi Azimut: A 48-hour long offshore race coupled with a short dash around the island of Groix off the Brittany coast in France in September.
- The Transat Jacques Vabre: The legendary race from Le Havre, France across the Atlantic which will set off on October 24. Charlie Enright came fourth in 2019 with Pascal Bidégorry.
Mark Towill, CEO of 11th Hour Racing Team commented, “Our immersion into the offshore IMOCA world continues for 2021. As of now, the plan is to be training and racing with two boats this year, dependent on the boat build schedule and any impacts related to COVID-19..."
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