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Amarris third on Leg 2 of Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in Class40 before Jury

This Thursday, November 23 at 14:26hrs local time (18:26hrs UTC), French duo Achille Nebout and Gildas Mahé crossed the finish line of the second keg of the 16th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in third position.

The total aggregate time over the two legs for Amarris is 18 days 20 hours 20 minutes 14 seconds. 
First quotes 
Gildas Mahé:  I didn’t understand what was going on . I knocked my head and felt bad. So Achille dealt with it all.

Achille: We thought it was over when Gildas was injured. He seemed unaware of what was going on. I understood that it wasn’t normal. These boats are so violent.
It all happened at the same moment. I decided to take the western option. 
The Southern group came out quicker than we imagined. The weather was very different from the forecasts. So we went on that route. The boat does well except when slamming into the waves.  We wanted to gain on the others, even if Ian gave us some idea of what was ahead of us. I never imagined finishing second. That proves that you have to keep going with what you believe in. Xavier took an option.