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IMOCA refit to add foils


In view of the 2016 Vendée – Globe race, Jeremie Beyou wanted to add foils in place of his straight daggerboards to increase the performance of the boat.

Removal of the existing foil cases and installation of the new cases and adjacent structure

Reinforcement of the hull and mast structure in line with the new appendages loads




Scantlings of the hull and mast reinforcements to satisfy the new loads thanks to a full composite shell FEA model

3D integration of the new foils and design of the necessary structure.

Integration and calculations of the systems for raising and lowering the foil

Full set of drawings for the new parts and assembly



Technical environment

Stress analysis

3D design

FEA calculations (Nastran)

2D drawings