The seven forms of Transat Jacques Vabre duo
It takes all sorts to make a partnership work
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.
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.
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.
Gras Savoye Berger Simon Obportus finishes tenth in Transat Jacques Vabre Class40
Eärendil finishes ninth in Transat Jacques Vabre Class40
Gustave Roussy finishes eighth in Transat Jacques Vabre Class40
The Four Podiums
All four podiums and the new race records for the Transat Jacque Vabre
Making the cut
The Transat Jacques Vabre is a race, but for the rookie amateur boats just arriving is the most important thing. In the race with themselves, perhaps the most important date is the official closing of the finish line.
Skipper's log: Jacques-Arnaud Seyrig, co-skipper, Espirit Scout (Class40)