Canada Ocean Racing Offshore Training

Portugal. My role involved testing the camera systems on board the IMOCA 60 single-hull sailing yacht and monitoring the satellite-based transmission technology.

In addition to my role as an on-board reporter, I was also responsible for photographic work during Canada Ocean Racing’s high-wind training off the coast of Portimao, Portugal. I had the opportunity to capture stunning images of the IMOCA 60 single-hull sailing yacht in action and document the team at work. My photographic work complemented my role as a documentary filmmaker, helping to showcase the team’s success and efforts.

Canada Ocean Racing is a Canadian offshore sailing team participating in the IMOCA Globe Series, including the famous Vendée Globe race. Led by skipper Scott Shawyer and in collaboration with renowned offshore sailor Alex Thomson, the team aims to make history and become the first Canadian to complete this epic race.

The IMOCA 60 class is a single-hull sailing yacht class of approximately 18 meters in length, specifically designed for single-handed or double-handed long-distance racing. The class is managed by the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA) and is closely associated with the design of yachts participating in single or double-handed ocean races such as the Route du Rhum and the Vendée Globe.

Canada Ocean Racing Offshore Training

Client: 5 West (Jersey) Ltd.
Team: Canada Ocean Racing
Camera: Eike Schurr
Drone: Eike Schurr
Photographer: Eike Schurr