29 May 2016

TRANSAT New York-Vendee, IMOCA Ocean Masters, 29 May 2016

Transat New York - Vendée - Currency House Charity Race:
Currency House Charity Race, May 27, 2016

Transat New York-Vendée Teaser:

IMOCA Ocean MastersTRANSAT NEW YORK - VENDÉE, Single-handed transatlantic race

Start: 29 May 2016 - New York, USA
Estimated arrival: From the 5 June 2016 - Les Sables d'Olonne, France
Race course: 3100 miles
Coefficient: 4
Official event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
Event website: www.ny-vendee.com

The Transat - Arrivée de PRB Vincent Riou à New York:

The TRANSAT NEW YORK - VENDÉE program:
Prologue from Newport (RI) to New York from the 21 to 22 May
Race village at the foot of the One World Trade Center 
Charity Race on the Hudson River the 27 May

Start of the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) on 29 May
ETAs from 5 June 2016

Finish Village in Port Olona (Vendée Globe Esplanade)

New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne): a challenging final trial run before the Vendée Globe. Setting sail from the ‘Big Apple’, bound for what was the cradle of the IMOCA Class, the port of Les Sables d’Olonne, one could hardly ask for more in terms of symbolism. On the one hand, New York, a cosmopolitan crossroads of influences, is a perfect illustration of the international aspirations of both IMOCA and Open Sports Management. On the other, France’s Vendée region, represents the heart of the IMOCA class, thanks to its legendary solo round the world race, in which some of the most extraordinary episodes on the high seas have occurred over the last twenty-five years. The final opportunity to qualify for the Vendée Globe in race configuration, the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) promises to be a significant event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters Championship. Above all, the New York – Vendée will be the final major confrontation in singlehanded configuration before to the ultimate event in the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015- 2016.

Entries:
Fabrice Amedeo (FRA) – Newrest Matmut
Jérémie Beyou (FRA) – Maître CoQ
Conrad Colman (NZ) - 100% Natural Energy
Tanguy De Lamotte (FRA) – Initiatives-Cœur
Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) – St Michel-Virbac
Yann Eliès (FRA) – Queguiner - Leucémie Espoir
Pieter Heerema (NL) – No Way Back
Morgan Lagravière (FRA) – Safran
Armel Le Cléac’h (FRA) – Banque Populaire VIII
Stéphane Le Diraison (FRA) - Energies Marines Renouvelables
Paul Meilhat (FRA) – SMA
Vincent Riou (FRA) – PRB
Alex Thomson (GBR) – HUGO BOSS
Ari Huusela (FIN) – Flying with Finnair
Kojiro Shiraishi - Spirit Of Yukoh
Jean-François Pellet - Come In Vendée
Sébastien Josse - Edmond De Rothschild

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