Tag: Transat Jacques Vabre

  • Crédit Mutuel wins the Transat Jacques Vabre in Class40

    Crédit Mutuel wins the Transat Jacques Vabre in Class40

    Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy, on their 40ft monohull, Crédit Mutuel, have won the Class40 of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 04:36:23 (UTC), 17 days, 16 hours […]

  • Hugo Boss decides to cut keel as Doldrums loom for leaders

    Hugo Boss decides to cut keel as Doldrums loom for leaders

    Hugo Boss said today that after exhausting all the options, they had decided to cut the keel off their 60ft monohull after damage forced them to withdraw from the 14 edition of the Transat Jacque Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Sunday. “Last night Alex and Neal were both able to get some rest on board […]

  • 60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category

    60 sailors to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA category

    On Sunday 27th October, thirty IMOCAs will line up for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre – a record. That means sixty sailors (including seven women and sixteen non-French sailors) will be doing battle over the 4350 miles separating Le Havre from Salvador da Bahia. However, it is not just the number of sailors […]

  • St Michel-Virbac breaks record to win Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class

    St Michel-Virbac breaks record to win Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class

    Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel-Virbac, have won the Imoca class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 20:11:46 (UTC), 13 days 7 hours 36 minutes and 46 seconds after […]

  • Arkema smashes record to win Transat Jacques Vabre Multi50

    Arkema smashes record to win Transat Jacques Vabre Multi50

    Lalou Roucayrol (France) and Alex Pella (Spain) on their 50ft trimaran, Arkema have won the Multi50 class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 07:49:19 (UTC), 10 days 19 hours 14 minutes and […]

  • Prince de Bretagne dismasts just 93 miles from the finish line

    Prince de Bretagne dismasts just 93 miles from the finish line

    At 18:15 UTC, Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne dismasted just 93 miles from the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Salvador de Bahia. The 80ft trimaran, Prince de Bretagne was sailing off Palame, in north-east Brazil near the end of the 4,350-mile race from Le Havre in Normandy, France. The Transat Jacques Vabre race […]

  • Sodebo Ultim’ smashes record to win Transat Jacques Vabre

    Sodebo Ultim’ smashes record to win Transat Jacques Vabre

    Thomas Colville and Jean-Luc Nélias on their maxi trimaran, Sodebo Ultim’ have won the Ultime class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:42:27 (UTC), 7 days 22 hours 7 minutes and […]

  • 24-hour Class40 speed record broken

    24-hour Class40 speed record broken

    The ferocious pressure in the air, on the water and in the boats in this 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre saw the Class40, V and B, break the 24-hour speed record today. French skippers Maxime Sorel and Antoine Carpentier, in second place on V and B traveled 377.7 nautical miles between Thursday, November […]

  • The Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 has begun

    The Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 has begun

    The 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre started today (Sunday) at 13:35 (French time) from Le Havre, in Normandy, France in a beautiful light but lively conditions, with 20 knots of north-westerly wind and a choppy sea. The 37 boats and 74 crew in this bi-annual double-handed transatlantic “Route du Café” will race the […]

  • Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 will stage new dawn for multihulls

    Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 will stage new dawn for multihulls

    Alex Pella, the world-record breaking sailor, said today (Wednesday) that the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 will mark the emergence of a new future for multihulls. With all eyes on just how fast the latest 30-metre Ultime to launch is – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will be making its debut in Le Havre, Normandy on the […]