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15 Days
09 Hours
25 Mn
47 ss
November 5, 2017
Le HavreRégion Normandie
Jacques Vabre
Bahia, Governo Do EstadoSalvador Prefeitura

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21 September 2017 - 19h16

A Transat Jacques Vabre full of promise

The calibre of the 39 crew and 78 sailors registered for the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre promises a high-flying competition, with a race of rare quality and depth. From Le Havre to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, the four classes of offshore sailing boats (Class40, Multi 50, IMOCA60 and Ultime) will compete over a 4,350-mile course full of hurdles, squalls and excitement. Today, at the Pavillon Champs-Elysées in Paris, they were all present, eager to head out to sea, boots and oilies ready to cross the start line on Sunday, November 5.

01 September 2017 - 10h18

42 pairs at sea

As happens every two years, couples are getting together as the summer approaches…to form solid partnerships for the Transat Jacques Vabre, the double-handed race of reference, which has been leaving Le Havre since 1993. For this 13th edition, 42 teams will cast off their moorings, and head for Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on 4,350-mile long ride; a mixture of tactical and strategic plays, spiced with extremely diverse weather. Thus, this demanding two-handed “Route du Café” – it follows the coffee trade route - requires sailors to find their other half, for the better and for the worse. So, who will be there on the start line on November 5?

01 September 2017 - 10h14

The racecourse - by Sylvie Viant, race director

A well-known destination: SALVADOR DE BAHIA

In 2013, and again in 2015, all the boats flew past Salvador de Bahia, sails filled by the trade winds of the south-east, under the tropical sun...One imagines that they dreamt of finally finishing their race in All Saints’ Bay. In 2017, it will be a reality!

31 August 2017 - 10h12

Historic coffee destination announced - Setting sail for Salvador de Bahia!

The 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre will kick off on Saturday, October 28, 2017, around the Bassin Paul Vatine (marina) in Le Havre, for a week of festivities that will mark the 500th anniversary of this maritime city. On Sunday, November 5, 2017, the competing skippers will cross the starting line of the longest transatlantic route to a legendary coffee port, Salvador in the state of Bahia in Brazil.

30 August 2017 - 10h05

A full-bodied edition

42 duos took off from Le Havre on Sunday, October 25 heading for the Brazilian port, Itajaí: 14 Class40, 4 Multi50, 20 IMOCA and 4 Ultimes.
The weather conditions were hard, even brutal, for the majority of the fleet.

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Ouverture du village au Havre vendredi 27 octobre à 16h

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4 races, 4 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.

The IMOCA (International Monohull Open Class Association)…

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Composed of Actual, Banque Populaire, Macif and Sodebo – so far – the Collectif Ultim (the Ultime Collective) is an association of long-time offshore racing boat owners. It was created in 2013 around a project: to seek new challenges with new large multihulls and to share them with as many people as possible. 

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[TJV Village]
The village of the #TJV2017 will open next Friday ! #Impatient
As a reminder, the entrance is free and open to the public !
We are hoping to see you in LH Le Havre for this 13th edition ...
[Partenaire 🤝]
Air Europa est la compagnie aérienne partenaire de la Transat Jacques Vabre. Spécialiste de l’Amérique latine, elle dessert trois destinations au Brésil 🇧🇷️ : Salvador de Bahia, Sao Paulo et Recife dès le 20 décembre.
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6⃣ ladies will take part in #TJV2017, which starts the 5th of november from @LH_LeHavre to Salvador de Bahia 🇧🇷👩💪
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6️⃣ femmes prendront le départ de la #tjv2017 💪
Rendez-vous le 27 octobre pour l'ouverture du village et le 5 novembre pour le grand départ !

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[Focus Brazil🇧🇷]
After discovering the State of Bahia last week, now it's time to visit its capital city Salvador, arrival place of #TJV2017
Découverte de la Ville de Salvador Présentation de Salvador, capitale de l'Etat de Bahia et ville d'arrivée de la #TJV2017

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.