Entries by Juliette Billioud

The Ocean Race 2022-23

Five IMOCA class sailboats – the high-tech monohulls equipped with foils – started in ideal conditions, in front of the Ocean Live Park in Alicante, shortly after 4:00 pm French time. Among them, four are from our cabinet. The boats of 11th Hour Racing Team, Biotherm, Team Malizia and Team Holcim – PRB are brand […]

222.4KM/H: wind powered world land speed record broken

Emirates Team New Zealand and Land speed pilot Glenn Ashby have sailed ‘Horonuku’, their wind powered land speed world record craft, faster than any previous records. ‘Horonuku’ named by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei meaning ‘gliding swiftly across the land’ did exactly that and was clocked at 222.4km/h in 22 knots of windspeed on Lake Gairdner in […]

Paul Meilhat and Biotherm heading towards 2024

Paul Meilhat and Biotherm have announced their desire to line up together at the start of the 2024 Vendée Globe. The skipper from the Ile de France region, who during his first attempt at the solo round the world race was forced to retire in Polynesia at a moment when he was in third place […]

IMOCA, update on the launch of the new boats

Kevin Escoffier and the PRB team launched the first IMOCA of the latest generation in May 2022. This Verdier design, originally designed for The Ocean Race, crewed round the world race, was already under construction at the Persico Marine shipyard when it was chosen by the skipper. A choice made to save time. Transformed for […]