31 October 2013

Transat Jacques Vabre 2013, France to Brazil, Starts Nov 3 (video)

Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 | Amateur skippers (video above)
The Transat Jacques Vabre is a yachting race that follows the historic coffee trading route between France and Brazil.The course was drawn up back in 1993 to follow in the wake of the clippers transporting coffee from Brazil to France. The Transat Jacques Vabre is a major date on the calendar, taking place every other year in odd years. It is still a two-handed race and the pairs of sailors are formed according to their complementary skills, what they have in common and how they get on. Boats leave from Le Havre, France's leading coffee importing port, going to Itajai in Brazil. The event is open to multihulls and monohulls from the following classes: MOD70, IMOCA, Multi50 and Class40. All kinds of navigational aids are allowed in particular for routing, except for the Class40 boats. more info at: http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/en

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Manawatu Standard
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Kulcha in harmony at 30
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