01 November 2015

Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 Updates, Sailing Videos

IMOCA Gitana/Edmond de Rotschild - Transat Jacques Vabre - Sébastien Josse & Charles Caudrelier on the Imoca60 Edmond de Rothschild and Gitana Sailing team

THE COURSE - Transat Jacques Vabre

Spirit of Hungary (IMOCA 60) dismasted | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015"This afternoon a little after 1700hrs UTC the IMOCA 60 Spirit of Hungary was dismasted while they were 65 Nm north of the island Madeira. They were in 15 knots of northwest wind. Nandor Fa and Peter Pérenyi are well and warned the Race Direction they are on their way under engine to Madeira."

Rest and Repair | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 : Le Havre - Itajai | October 2015 | Take to the seas and act for the planet: "...Most skippers who have been spoken to by Race HQ in the last 48 hours have confirmed they have damage of some type. Eric Bellion, the French co-skipper sailing with Briton Sam Goodchild, revealed they had to replace a damaged lashing on a leeward shroud. The problems for Sam Davies, sailing with Tanguy de Lamotte on Initiative Coeur, is more serious but so far not race-threatening..."

Hugo Boss expected early hours Sunday in La Coruna | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015: "Technical director Ross Daniel and the AT Racing shore team are in La Coruna, NW Spain awaiting the arrival of Alex Thomson and Guillermo Altadill on HUGO BOSS. The two skippers have had a long, slow passage in, protecting their new IMOCA 60 after rerouting two days ago with an unspecified technical problem. They have a group of specialists on hand who will make a technical assessment of the damage. Thomson and Altadill are expected in the early hours of Sunday and have been very, very slow speeds in winds today of over 30kts."

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More info: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Transat Jacques Vabre 2015, Le Havre, France to Itajai, Brazil (video)

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