A photo of an IMOCA 60 as you've never seen one before...

That’s one way of draining the bilges.

These photos show Roland Jourdain’s IMOCA 60 Véolia being lifted on the way to being stored upside down, sans keel. The boat was flipped and loaded on to a cradle a bit like a dinghy launching trolley and pulled into the shed for the winter.

The procedure was captured by one of my fave French photographers, Benoît Stichelbaut, and he’s posted a terrific little video of it on his website – here.