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Skipper's log: Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde, Imerys Clean Energy (Class40)
Malizia II finishes fourth in Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class
Imoca podium decided as Class40 trio contract
After seasoned campaigners, Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès arrived in Salvador de Bahia yesterday evening (Saturday) to win the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre in record time – and with Dick claiming an unprecedented fourth title – the podium places were completed today (Sunday) by the next generation duos on SMA and Des Voiles et Vous!
Gwénolé Gahinet and Paul Meilhat: The big debrief
“We have no regrets, we feel like we have sailed well, but they (St Michel-Virbac) made the right choices too. We’re proud to be second behind them.”
Des Voiles et Vous! finishes third in Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class
"Every time he sets off with someone, it's an ideal duo" - The Imoca winners reveal all
In a golden light, with the foiling Imoca rearing and gliding into the Bay of All Saints, a crowd of spectators at the foot of the Barra lighthouse and a flotilla of accompanying boats the arrival of St Michel -Virbac was an impressive, almost magical, sight. Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès half-delirious with fatigue and happiness told us about their race, the way they pushed their machine and how Yann is taking over the reins for the 2020 Vendée Globe.
SMA finishes second in Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class
La French Tech Rennes Saint-Malo finishes fourth in Transat Jacques Vabre Multi50 class
St Michel-Virbac breaks record to win Transat Jacques Vabre Imoca class
Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel-Virbac, have won the Imoca class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 20:11:46 (UTC), 13 days 7 hours 36 minutes and 46 seconds after leaving Le Havre, Normandy, France. St Michel-Virbac covered the theoretical course of 4,350 nautical miles at an average speed of 13.63 knots but actually sailed 4,652 nautical miles at an average speed of 14.55 knots.