Days at the Route du Rhum


Miles to sail


Challenge, resilience, courage, nature, innovation: these are some of the key words that distinguish Sailing into the Future. Together.

IBSA’s new project starts in 2022 with a sporting feat: the Route du Rhum, one among the most prestigious and challenging solo regatta which, in actual fact, also metaphorically represents the history, philosophy and vision of the Company, always aimed at the future, in an on-going challenge within the therapeutic and personal care areas, but not only. The project sees the commitment of a greatly experienced and talented sporting team, who have been involved in the project right from the design and construction phase of an innovative Class40 boat, featuring cutting-edge technology.



Sam Manuard and the JPS Production shipyard for Alberto Bona’s new Mach 5

For his new boat, skipper Alberto Bona chose to rely on a talented architect, Sam Manuard – who so far has designed 13 Class40s – and on the JPS Production shipyard, renowned for the quality of its constructions. Alberto’s future boat will be the Mach 5. It will also be the first evolution of the new “scow” hulls, with the innovative lines and large volumes at the bow, for a better performance in many points of sailing. Sam Manuard. “To design the Mach 5, we benefited from all the experience of the Mach 4, as well as from the observations of the other boats.

Technical sponsors


Lugano, Swiss

Punta Ala, Italy

Antibes, France