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The Four Podiums

The Four Podiums

All four podiums and the new race records for the Transat Jacque Vabre

 

Ultime

1st Sodebo Ultim’ – Thomas Colville and Jean-Luc Nélias

Finished: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:42:27 (UTC),

Race time: 7 days 22 hours 7 minutes and 27 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,742 nautical miles, average speed 24.94 knots.

 

2nd Maxi Edmond de Rothschild  – Sébastien Josse and Thomas Rouxel,

Finished: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 12:30:24 (UTC),

Race time: 7 days, 23 hours 55 minutes and 24 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,838 nautical miles, average speed of 25.21 knots.

Distance to winner: 1 hour 47 minutes and 57 seconds

 

[Sodebo Ultim’  beat the previous record of 10 days 0 hours 38 mins set by Franck Cammas and Steve Ravussin on Groupama 2 in the 60ft multihull class in 2007 (the last time the race finished in Salvador) by 2 days 2 hours and 31 mins.]

No third place. Prince de Bretagne forced to abandon.

 

Multi50

1st Arkema – Lalou Roucayrol (France) and Alex Pella (Spain)

Finished:  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 07:49:19 (UTC)

Race time: 10 days 19 hours 14 minutes and 19 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,671 nautical miles, average speed of 18.02 knots

 

2nd FenêtréA-Mix Buffet  Erwan Le Roux and Vincent Riou

Finished: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 15:26:23 (UTC)

Race time: 11 days, 2 hours 51 minutes and 23 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,726 nautical miles at an average speed of 17.71 knots

Distance to winner: 7 hours 37 minutes and 4 seconds

 

3rd Réauté Chocolat  – Armel Tripon and Vincent Barnaud

Finished: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 08:19:22 (UTC)

Race time: 11 days, 19 hours 44 minutes and 22 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,728 nautical miles at an average speed of 16.66 knots

Distance to winner: 1 day 0 hours 30 minutes and 3 seconds

[Arkema beat the previous record of 12 days 06 hours 13 minutes and 59 seconds set by Franck-Yves Escoffier and his son, Kevin Escoffier on Crêpes Whaou! in 2005 by 1 day 10 hours 59 minutes and 40 seconds.]

 

Imoca

1st St Michel-Virbac  – Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès

Finished: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 20:11:46 (UTC)

Race time: 13 days 7 hours 36 minutes and 46 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,652 nautical miles, average speed of 14.55 knots.

 

2nd SMA Paul Meilhat and Gwénolé Gahinet

Finished: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 02:33:03 (UTC)

Race time: 13 days, 13 hours 58 minutes and 3 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,600 nautical miles, average speed of 14.11 knots

Distance to winner: 6 hours 21 minutes and 17 seconds

 

3rd Des Voiles et Vous! – Morgan Lagravière and Eric Peron

Finished: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 14:06:44 (UTC)

Race time: 14 days, 01 hours 31 minutes and 44 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,714 nautical miles, average speed of 13.96 knots

Distance to winner: 17 hours 54 minutes and 58 seconds

 

[Dick became the only sailor in the history of the Transat Jacque Vabre, in any class, to have won the race four times.  The 52-year-old skipper from Nice, won the Imoca class in 2003, 2005 and 2011.

[St Michel-Virbac also established a new record time for the Imoca class to Salvador with Dick beating his own record of 13 days 09 hours 19 minutes and 2 seconds set with Loïck Peyron on Virbac-Paprec in 2005 by 1 hour 42 minutes and 16 seconds.]

 

Class40

1st V and B  – Maxime Sorel and Antoine Carpentier

Finished: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 23:19:15 (UTC)

Race time: 17 days 10 hours 44 minutes and 15 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,513 nautical miles, average speed of 10.77 knots

 

2nd Aïna Enfance and Avenir Aymeric Chappellier and Arthur Le Vaillant

Finished: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 23:36:57 (UTC)

Race time: 17 days, 11 hours 01 minutes and 57 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,525 nautical miles at an average speed of 10.79 knots

Distance to winner: 17 minutes and 42 seconds

 

3rd Imerys Clean Energy Phil Sharp (Britain) and Pablo Santurde (Spain),

Finished: Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 04:33:41 (UTC)

Race time: 17 days, 15 hours 58 minutes and 41 seconds

Miles traveled: 4,539 nautical miles at an average speed of 10.70 knots

Distance to winner: 05 hours, 14 minutes and 26 seconds

[V and B beat the previous record of 22 days 13 hours 2 minutes 22 seconds set by the Italian duo Giovanni Soldini and Pietro D’Ali on Telecom Italia in 2007 (the first time Class40 had been included in the Transat Jacques Vabre and the last time the race went to Salvador) by 05 days 02 hours 18 minutes and 07 seconds.]

 

 

 

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