Months of intensive work overhauling the IMOCA 60 have paid off: a new boat concept awaits skipper Kojiro Shiraishi for a fresh start to the season. The team has made changes to the bow. It is now more robust and stronger than before due to its new shape. The foils are also brand new and promise even better performance on the water. In addition, the electronic system has been completely overhauled. In addition, a new camera has been mounted under the radar on the mast. It is a 360° camera that allows filming even at night and in adverse conditions. Lastly, the lettering for the upcoming races was installed and the deck was given a non-slip paint job.
The IMOCA is now back on the water and the mast has been fitted. Tests were conducted in conjunction with the IMOCA racing organization to verify compliance with the boat class regulations after the refit. So the IMOCA 60 was weighed and a 90 degree test was performed where the whole boat is tilted.