Archivio della categoria Transat Jacques Vabre 2013

The Wrap

The eleventh edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre double handed race set the longest course yet in the 20 years history of the coffee route. The MOD70 one design Multihulls set a blistering pace with a head to match race all of the 5450 miles course from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brasil. The IMOCA Open 60 fleet featured 10 boats from the last Vendée Globe and the flourishing Class 40 fleet drew 26 entries and delivered a truly international podium. And the Multi 50 class also enjoyed a thrilling match race between the top two protagonists. 


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One and Done

 

There is one Class 40 left on the race course of the Transat Jacques Vabre, 11th Hour Racing, sailed by the British-American duo Hannah Jenner and Rob Windsor who will wrap up the 11th edition of the race when they complete the 5450 miles course from Le Havre to Itajaí on Monday.  This afternoon 11th hour was still off Rio. And the final Class 40 standings have been modified slightly after jury decisions.


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Mission Accomplished: Eric Darni and Florent Bernard finish 22nd on EcoElec Frantronic

Sailing their Les Sables d’Olonne based Pogo 40, the oldest boat in the Class 40 fleet, Eric Darni and Florent Bernard crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre at 0433hrs 55” local time in  Itajaí in Brazil, 0633hrs 55” UTC, to finish in 22nd place in Class 40. They finished some 7d 07h 07′ 55” after the winner GDF SUEZ.


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Croix Du Sud Aussies take 21st

Australian duo Michelle Zwagerman and Patrick Conway crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Itajai, Brasil this evening at 2238hrs 03” local time (0038hrs 03” UTC Friday)\
to finish in 21st place in Class 40. The first Australian couple to complete the race did so in an elapsed time of 26 days 23 hours 23 mins and 28 seconds. They finished 6 days1 hour 42 mins and 03 seconds behind Class 40 winners GDF SUEZ.

Over the theoretical course of 5450 miles from Le Havre to Itajaí they averaged 8.76kts. In reality they sailed 5672 miles averaging 8.76kts. 


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Five miles to go for Croix du Sud

 On the evening of Sunday 10th November we passed the islands of


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