The latest race news from the race
For sensation seekers
The organisers wanted the activities in the village to be an invitation to experience, to share and to discover. Thus, the Escape Game organised in the magnificent Bateau-feu (a lightship), built in 1935 and now classified as a historical monument, leads the public into a pre-storm atmosphere in the middle of the ocean: the game is to successfully open a cryptex to find the map and escape giant waves and violent winds. Another adventure awaits those that brave the zip line! Charal, partner of one of the favourites to win the IMOCA class in his gleaming new boat, Jérémie Beyou, is causing a sensation with queues forming to enjoy this unique experience of flying above the Bassin Paul Vatine. Guaranteed thrills with a breathtaking view of the 60 moored boats.
For sport lovers
There is permanent sense of cultural exchange between Le Havre and Salvador de Bahia, the race finish, in the village. The public are immersed in Brazilian dancing to rhythm of batucada every late afternoon. Every day, the city of Le Havre offers introductions to Brazilian sports, which are practiced on the beach or in the streets of Salvador de Bahia, such as Capoeira, Frescobolor Peteca. There is also an immersion into the world of sailing thanks to the Normandy League of Sailing, which is organising introductions to sailing. And on Wednesday, runners are invited to Skip'on runningfor a jog with the skippers.
For the artists
In order to raise public awareness about ocean conservation, there are activities which enable visitors to discover the environment and the marine animal and plant life, through games, writing workshops, and the “A bottle in the sea”contest. There you can learn to write a beautiful poem, which will go to sea, if selected, aboard one of the 60 boats. There is also a chance to engage with the ocean and make your mark on the mural made by the street artist Teuthis.
Festive and popular, the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandy Le Havre race village is accessible and free to all, as are the many activities on offer.
You can see the schedule for all of the activities here: https://www.transatjacquesvabre.org/fr/agenda