06 November 2015

Transat Jacques Vabre 2015, Itajai Saturday Surprise? Sailing Videos

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A Surprise before Saturday? | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 : Le Havre - Itajai | October 2015 | Take to the seas and act for the planet: "The early morning (CET) Saturday should see the first Ultime break the finish line off Itajaí, Brasil to take overall line honours in this 12th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. With just under 800 miles of racing left the last 24 hours have seen Thomas Coville and Jean Luc Nélias come right back into race leaders Francois Gabart and Pascal Bidégorry, reducing their deficit from a maximum figure of over 250 miles to a margin of 120 miles this Thursday afternoon.  Second placed Coville and Nélias were on the wrong end of a rich get richer scenario during Tuesday and Wednesday, the leaders on MACIF were scything south into strengthening and lifting breeze. But today the tables turn slightly as the trade winds give way to one final unpredictable, stormy low pressure system which stands between them and Itajaí. MACIF were gaining again this afternoon, going slightly quicker, but victory is far from assured for Gabart and Bidégorry ..." read more at link above

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More info: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 (twitter feed / video) 

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