07 November 2015

Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 Finish, Macif, Francois Gabart, Pascal Bidégorry (videos)

UPDATE: In its first race, the Trimaran MACIF signs a magnificent victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre. François Gabart and Pascal Bidégorry Brazil crossed the finish line on Saturday, November 7 at 20.75 knots average speed: video below--

The MACIF trimaran in the trade winds off Brazil, Transat Jacques Vabre 2015, November 4, 2015: The MACIF trimaran continues off the Brazilian coast and skippers are smiling!

The Finish Line Awaits | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 : Le Havre - Itajai | October 2015 | Take to the seas and act for the planet: "Francois Gabart and Pascal Bidégorry are on the home stretch with no significant weather hurdles remaining on the 5400 miles Transat Jacques Vabre course which left Le Havre on Sunday 25th October. At 1600hrs UTC this Friday afternoon they had 314 miles standing between their bows of Macif and the finish line in Itajaí. Second placed Thomas Coville and Jean Luc Nélias on Sodebo Ultim are 178 miles behind and have been averaging three knots slower than Macif which is making 27 to 28kts. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, victory should be Macif’s in the early hours of Saturday morning. Skipper Francois Gabart, who won the Vendée Globe on his first attempt at just 29 years old in January 2013, said today that the final 40 miles into the finish line will be complicated, but their margin over second placed Sodebo Ultim’ should be enough to secure a maiden race victory...." (Read more at link above)- LIVE Tracker -- More info: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 (twitter feed / video)

Above: SODEBO ULTIM - TJV 2015: "Champagne sailing" between the Canaries and Cape Verde, just a few days ago. Idyllic conditions on SodeboUltim: blue sky, flat sea and wind ... (Published on Oct 30, 2015)

First images of MACIF trimaran in the southern hemisphere

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