Le HavreRégion Normandie
Jacques Vabre
Bahia, Governo Do EstadoSalvador Prefeitura

Break coffee

11 April 2019 - 11h11

Record number of skippers with seven months to the start

Forty-six competitors have already confirmed their entry for the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre with seven months to the start in Le Havre. The 14th edition of the “Route du Café” promises to be an intense, full-bodied event worthy of a grand cru.

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18 February 2019 - 14h44

Happy Birthday!

Founded in 2004, the Class40 Association celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019 ; on the agenda to celebrate this anniversary, more than 12,000 miles of races.


09 January 2019 - 11h50

Happy new year !

The Transat Jacques Vabre team wishes you a Happy New Year 2019.

Rendez-vous the 18 October for 10 days of animation at Le Havre, before the start, Sunday 27 October.

Around 50 boats will participate at the Transat Jacques Vabre, 3 classes with known skippers.

Also, we are waiting you at Le Havre !

08 December 2018 - 12h47

Braving the Atlantic double-handed

On Sunday, October 27 2019, three classes of boats: the Class40, Muli50 and Imoca60, will leave Le Havre for Salvador de Bahia, Brazil’s land of coffee, on a tough route with the duos on board braving the Atlantic from north to south, from France to Brazil.

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02 December 2017 - 14h00

The seven forms of Transat Jacques Vabre duo

It takes all sorts to make a partnership work 

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26 November 2017 - 22h57

Pontoon debrief: Massimo Juris and Pietro Luciani (Colombre XL)

The first amateurs home in the Class40 on their 2011 Pogo 40 S2 Finot Conq-designed boat, Colombre XL, Massimo Juris and Pietro Luciani should be very satisfied with their performance with their first Transat Jacques Vabre.

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26 November 2017 - 21h34

The review of the 13th edition of the 2017 Transat Jacques Vabre: Four record-breaking fleets

As they counted down to the start in Le Havre, all the skippers said the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre would be fast and furious - they were right. The four fleets saw twists and turns and fierce competition all the way to the line, with nothing decided until the final day, and in the case of an incredible three-way battle in the Class40, the final hour. Records were broken, and some boats too, but those that could be were fixed in pit stops and 31 of the 37 boats that left Le Havre in Normandy France arrived safely in the Bay of All Saints. Salvador de Bahia, the finish for the first time since 2007, welcomed them all home with customary warmth and style.

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26 November 2017 - 17h33

And then there were two

The arrival of the Class40 Gras Savoye Berger Simon Obportus this morning in tenth position, left only two duos still racing. The Brazilians on Mussulo 40 Team Angola Cables have 180 miles before arriving home tomorrow morning. Two  skippers have a hero’s welcome waiting for them.

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26 November 2017 - 12h42

Gras Savoye Berger Simon Obportus finishes tenth in Transat Jacques Vabre Class40

26 November 2017 - 09h31

Eärendil finishes ninth in Transat Jacques Vabre Class40

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3 races - 3 double handed winners

A strong and diverse international class

Conceived in 2004 as a category to encourage greater access to ocean racing, the Class40 was taken up with exceptional enthusiasm in 2006, barely ten months after the writing of the measurement rule. To date, nearly 150 boats have left the boatyard,…

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Multi50: an exciting class

The Multi50 class is changing. With professionalisation of the teams and more modern design of the boats, the class turned a corner in 2016. Increasingly attractive for skippers and their sponsors, the Multi50 class has updated its measurement rule, which now allows…

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For the last 45 years, the greatest sailors in the world have been carving out incredible stories of human adventure, sailing around the world alone, non-stop and without assistance.

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No plastic in my sea Toute l'organisation de la Transat Jacques Vabre participe au challenge #NoPlasticChallenge. Rejoignez-nous aux côtés des navigateurs de IMOCA Globe Series ! #Imoca #Class40, #Multi50 LH Le Havre, Salvador (Bahia)
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Photos from Transat Jacques Vabre's post It's confirmed, Alex Thomson Racing will be with "the famous" Neal McDonald on Hugo Boss, IMOCA Globe Series. And in Class40, Charles-LOUIS Mourruau will be with Estelle Greck on Colombre XL.
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It's confirmed, @AlexThomson99 will be with "the famous" Navigator Neal Mcdonald on @HUGOBOSS, @IMOCA60.
And in @AssoClass40, Charles-Louis Mourruau will with Estelle Greck on Colombre XL.
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Bermudes 1000 Race Bravo Sebastien Simon, skipper d'Arkéa-Paprec - IMOCA Globe Series pour cette victoire sur la Bermudes 1000 Race !
🥇Sebastien Simon vainqueur de la Bermudes 1000 Race ! Le skipper d'Arkéa Paprec vient de passer la ligne d'arrivée à 10h34 après ...
Photos from Transat Jacques Vabre's post Happy birthday to Charlie Dalin! And welcome to the new duo in IMOCA Globe Series: Miranda Merron and Halvard Mabire on Campagne de France.
Happy birthday to @CharlieDalin ! And welcome to a new duo in @IMOCA60: Miranda Meron and Halvard Mabire on Campagne de France. #Transatjv https://t.co/ToZcaxvLbX
Braver l'Atlantique en duo Dimanche 27 octobre 2019, trois classes de bateaux : Class40, Muli50 et Imoca60, s’élanceront du Havre pour rejoindre Salvador de Bahia, terres de café au Brésil, sur un parcours compliqué, où il faudra braver l’Atlantique en duo, du Nord au ...

24 years of races

In its 24 years of existence, the biannual Transat Jacques Vabre has managed to establish itself as the toughest and longest-running two-handed transat. The race is equally revered by the sailors and an enthralled public, reaffirming its relevance and the investment of its partners with each edition. The original concept is simple: the source of this great race is an historical route: the coffee route. It is an event with an expert mix of tastes, vintages, aromas and characters.