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On October 24, 2021

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30 October 2020 - 16h54

YES to offshore racing at Paris Olympics 2024!

The Transat Jacques Vabre says YES to offshore racing at Paris Olympics 2024 and gives its support to the FFV (French Sailing Federation)!

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22 November 2019 - 09h42

Class40: Crédit Mutuel wins by more than a nose

Leaving Le Havre, Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy on Crédit Mutuel were on everybody’s list of favourites. The big nose of the new Mini-inspired, David Raison-designed scow attracted a lot of attention on the pontoons of the Bassin Paul Vatine. They were a known unknown. “They’ve got two very good sailors and a new boat,” said Sam Goodchild (Leyton), destined to be their chief pursuer. “They’ve only been in the water for two months. We’ve been sailing with them and their times are a bit quicker; they haven’t blown us out of the water yet, but they’re not going to get worse.”

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22 November 2019 - 09h39

IMOCA: Local boy makes good after Doldrums strike

The 35-year-old Havrais, Charlie Dalin, completed more than one arc than the 5,061.85 miles he and co-skipper, Yann Eliès covered in winning his first Transat Jacques Vabre on his latest generation 60ft monohull, Apivia.

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22 November 2019 - 09h33

Multi50: Lamiré and Carpentier find gold in the west

As he was leaving Le Havre, Lamiré announced that he was here to win. Groupe GCA - Mille et un sourires was not the bookies favourite for the 14th Route du café. But by buying the old Crêpes Waouh 3, a 2009 VPLP-design with an exceptional track record, this year, the Saint-Malo skipper knew that he now had a boat that matched his ambitions. After six years on the Multi50 circuit, Antoine Carpentier, who is as calm as he is effective and had already pocketed the British Transat in 2016, joined as co-skipper. Already a winner in Salvador de Bahia in the Class40 two years ago, alongside Maxime Sorel, Antoine Carpentier is at ease racing on all platforms inshore or offshore.

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21 November 2019 - 16h14

Terre Exotique finishes twenty second in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre Class40

21 November 2019 - 13h51

Equipe voile Parkinson finishes twenty first in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre Class40

19 November 2019 - 10h30

UP Sailing Unis pour la planète finishes twentieth in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre Class40

19 November 2019 - 06h13

Kerhis finishes nineteenth in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre Class40

17 November 2019 - 20h48

Iskareen finishes sixteeth in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre Class40

16 November 2019 - 17h58

Chocolat Paries - Coriolis Composites finishes fiveteeth in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre Class40

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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 160 boats have left the boatyard, designed by a range…

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Multi50: the class of accessible multihulls

New skippers has just arrived in the Multi50 class and two new boats are currently under construction. There will be three boats at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, one with a new skippers: Sébastien Rogues (Primonial) . He will…

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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.

Created in 1991 to provide a regulatory and technical framework for solo offshore racing,…

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➡️ Miles traveled: 4,721 miles
➡️ Average speed: 10.37 knots
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➡️ Time: 18d 12h 29m 4secs
➡️ Miles traveled: 4,809.13 miles
➡️ Average speed: 10.82 knots
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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.