29 October 2015

Transat Jacques Vabre 2015, Le Havre, France to Itajai, Brazil (video)

IMOCA Safran--Transat Jacques Vabre: Published on Oct 20, 2015 - The monohull IMOCA Safran, skippered by Morgan Lagravière and Nicolas Lunven, arrived at Le Havre, France, with few days until the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre. 42 competitors entered in this famous double-handed transat.

Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 : Le Havre, France - Itajai, Brazil: | Take to the seas and act for the planet:


'The Worst is Passed!' Skippers on the Vacs this morning | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 : Le Havre - Itajai | October 28, 2015 | Take to the seas and act for the planet:

Vincent Riou, PRB skipper IMOCA: " "Like every day, it's war. The boat is making 20kts and we have to be on it all the time... The worst is behind us now. We have two days on starboard, some sail changes to manage. I start looking to the Azores, which side to pass – windward or leeward – what is clear is that we will pass close to the islands. It is going well on PRB, for the moment, we’ll keep it up!”

Charlie Dalin, co-skipper of Queguiner - Leukemia Espoir (IMOCA): "To move around the boat on deck you are soaked. There was a lot of wind, between 30 and 40 knots. We are very happy with our position, everything is fine on board... "

Tanguy de Lamotte, skipper Initiatives Heart (IMOCA):"It is going well. Let’s say it's pretty invigorating sailing conditions. You are jumping waves when you are over 20kts..."

Getting into the groove...Guillermo Altadill speaks this morning | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015: "Gullermo Altadill, ESP, Hugo Boss IMOCA: “The night was OK. Last night we got gusts to 40kt but we managed to work with the sail changes to look after the boat, so we sailed to more west to get closer to the fleet. We are going upwind now and waiting for the next front for the shift to get on to starboard again and get reaching."

Transat Jacques Vabre: Bourgnon and Lamiré: (video at link) Gilles Lamiré and Yvan Bourgnon, participating in the Transat Jacques Vabre on a trimaran Multi50 (15.24 m), announced that they were abandoning the race with their boat hit a floating container between two waters.

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