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IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Le Havre FRA

Sunday, 27. October 2019– Sunday, 10. November 2019

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 24

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 24 Yesterday, the Class 40 finishing as 19th and 20th reached Salvador de Bahis. Pierre-Antoine Tessot/Paul Galet FRA on 19th were without electronics and therefore without auto-pilot and weather forecasts during the second part of the race. Morgane Ursault-Poupon/Rémy Lhotellier FRA on rank 20 collided with a fishermens boat shortly before the finish line and damaged the bowsprit. ----- On Friday, the last two teams will terminsate the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 23, a summary video on Open 60s posted

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 23, a summary video on Open 60s posted The Transat Jacques Vabre is slowly coming to an end with two Class 40 terminating today on the ranks 19 and 20 and two more teams still underway expected on Friday. ----- Meanwhile, a summary video on the thrilling race of the Open 60s has been posted, with the favorites in difficulties ..... 'Charal' (Béyou FRA/Pratt GBR) loosing all chances for victory after a three-day delay in the calms of the innertropical convergence zone, and 'Hugo Boss' (Alex Thompson/Neal MacDonald GBR) forced to abandon the race after a collision with flotsam. ----- The race tracker, the reports and the videos.
Monday, November 18, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 22 - three Open 60 return to France single-handed

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 22 - three Open 60 return to France single-handed While the last Class 40s will still be underway for another 3 days, the first Open 60s are on their way back to France, loaded onto cargo ships or - at least three boats - sailing. Charlie Dalin FRA ('Apivia'), Sébastien Simon FRA ('Arkena') and Clarisse Cremer FRA ('Banque Populaire') decided to race back as single-handed training, ...... for Clarisse Cremer her first solo experience on an Open 60 ! ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 16, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Salvador de Bahia BRA - Day 20. the race will last another 3 days with 13 Class 40 still underway

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Salvador de Bahia BRA - Day 20. the race will last another 3 days with 13 Class 40 still underway After 20 race days, 8 of the 22 Class-40 have reached Salvador de Bahia BRA. The race will probably last another 3 days. ----- The Open 60s, and of course the fast Multi-50s did all finish. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 15, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 19, Class 40 top ranks decided

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 19, Class 40 top ranks decided The top ranks in the Class 40 were decided yesterday in a thrilling finish. 8 hours after the winners Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA, Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR crossed the line as 2nd, and another 4 hours behind arrived Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI moved up on rank 4 with a 20 hour backlog on the winners. ----- The race will last some more days as the backmarkers are still over 1000nm away. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, November 14, 2019   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 18, Lipinski POL/Hardy FRA Open 40 winners

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 18, Lipinski POL/Hardy FRA Open 40 winners This morning UTC, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA crossed the finish line in Salavdor de Bahia after 17 days and 16 hours underway as superior winners of the Class 40. The first persuers will arrive this afternoon. ----- The race for rank 4 remains open between Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA and Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI 14nm behind with 190nm left to the arrival. ----- In addition to the Class 40, the last four Open 60s will reach the port of destination. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17, the first Class 40 to arrive today

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17, the first Class 40 to arrive today Five of the originally 30 departed Open 60 two-person teams were still underway this morning UTC. ----- Now, the Class 40s are approaching the finish with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA only 263nm away. Their advantage on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR was 73nm this morning. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 72nm back. Close will be the race for rank 4 between Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI now only 15nm behind the 4th-ranked Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA. Jörg Riechers GER/Cédric Chateau FRA follow as 6th with a 30nm deficit on the Swiss. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16, the now leading Class 40 trio will make the podium

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16, the now leading Class 40 trio will make the podium With the last third of the Open 60 fleet about to finish the race within a short time, the Class 40 is now approaching the arrival: Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA had 480nm left this morning UTC with a 55nm advance on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. The third-ranked Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are another 71nm behind ..... the podium seems to be determined. ----- 17 of the 26 Open 60s left in the race did reach Salvador de Bahia meanwhile. ----- The race tracker , the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, 10 of the 27 Open-60s finished so far

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, 10 of the 27 Open-60s finished so far 16 hours after the Open-60 winner 'Apivia' (Dalin/Eliès FRA), Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA with their 'PRB' reached the port of destination Salvador de Bahia as 2nd. Only 7 minutes later, 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, 10 of the 27 Open-60s still in the race arrived in Salvador de Bahia. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast drag race powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remain on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd were already 129nm behind this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, Dalin/Eliès FRA Open 60 winners

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, Dalin/Eliès FRA Open 60 winners This morning UTC, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA crossed the finish line in Salvador de Bahia BRA on their 'Apivia', a brand new Open 60 splashed last August only. 140nm before arrival, the race for rank 2 remains open between Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA 16nm in front of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA on rank 5 are 61nm back. ----- No change in the top ranks of the Class 40 with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA 47nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13, first Open 60 to finish within 24 hours

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13, first Open 60 to finish within 24 hours 356nm (roughly one day) are left for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on their 'Apivia' on a good way to win the Transat in the Open 60s, as the advantage on the second-ranked Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA had grown to 231nm by this morning UTC. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA on rank 5 were 281nm behind the leaders. ----- The Class 40 reached meanwhile the Innertropical Convergence Zone. Inspite of slackening winds, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA kept their lead with 53nm. Delahaye FRA/Goodchild GBR and Chappellier/Leboucher FRA remain the first challengers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12, Lamiré/Carpentier FRA take line honours

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12, Lamiré/Carpentier FRA take line honours This morning UCT, Gilles Lamiré/Antoine Carpentier FRA on their Multi-50-Trimaran took the line honours in Salvador de Bahia BRA after 11 days and 16 hours underway. ----- The first Open 60 'Apivia' of Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA had 743nm left to the finish line. On the ideal course in the Doldrums, they distanced the rest of the fleet considerably and were the only Open 60 to cross the Equator already. New on rank 2 is now 'Banque Populaire' with the mixed team Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA, but their backlog was up to 213nm. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA on rank 4 were 246nm behind. The long-time leader 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR dropped on rank 6 with a 277nm deficit. ----- No change in the Class 40 where Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA keep a solid lead 50nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10, Béyou/Pratt FRA/GBR stalled in the Doldrums, Dalin/Eliès FRA new leaders

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10, Béyou/Pratt FRA/GBR stalled in the Doldrums, Dalin/Eliès FRA new leaders During the past night UTC, Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA were the first to cross the Equator with their Multi 50. With 929nm left, they are 158nm in front and seem to be on a solid track for the line honours. ----- The Open 60 are struggling with the unconstant weather in the Doldrums, and the previously clear leader 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR, the most western boat, even stalled yesterday, giving way for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA. The leading duo was separated by 5nm only this morning UTC. Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA followed with a 73nm deficit. ----- A new 24 hour record was established in the Class 40, where the leading Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA covered over 400nm, extending their advantage on 75nm. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA remain on the ranks 2 and 3. With a backlog of 100nm on rank 3, Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on the 4th position are still well placed. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9, Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA 3è

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9, Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA 3è Meanwhile, the three Multi-50-Trimarans have reached the Innertropical Convergence Zone (the Doldrums) and are about to cross the Equator today with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA in the lead. ----- Still clearly on position one in the Open 60 fleet is the foiling 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou/Christopher Pratt GBR now 74nm ahead of Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA and Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA. ----- The leading Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their advantage in the Class 40 as well. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR are now 45nm behind. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 10nm back. ----- The freshening trade winds provided for good speeds in all three fleets, especially for the leading boats, all extending their advances. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 4, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 8, Thomson/McDonald GBR abandon after collision with flotsam

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 8, Thomson/McDonald GBR abandon after collision with flotsam Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA extended their lead in the Multi 50s on over 160nm. ----- In the Open 60s as well, the leading 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR increased the advantage on the persuers with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on 2nd now more than 50nm behind. Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA advanced on rank 3. ----- Race over for Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR with a damaged keel suspension after collision with flotsam. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended the lead on 27nm. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are the first challengers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 3, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 7, Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA 5th

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 7, Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA 5th The leading half of the Open 60 fleet on the eastern route have now reached the trade winds South of the Canary Islnds. The favorite 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR was 41nm ahead of the mixed team Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA this morning UTC. Another 35nm back were Charlie Dakin/Yann Eliès FRA on rank 3. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry FRA on rank 5 had a backlog of 114nm. ----- The westerly group, over 400nm behind the leader, was still sailing at half the speed this morning. With a 481nm backlog, Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR were 18th, followed 5nm back by Boris Herrmann/Will Harris GER/GBR as 19th and Alan Roura/Sébastien Audigane SUI/FRA as 20th sailing neck and neck. ----- In the Class 40, Jan Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their lead on 12nm. Fabien Delhaye/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are the first persuers. ----- The Multi-50-Trimarans are already approaching the Cape Verdese Islands with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA leading. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 2, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 6, advantage for the teams in the East with Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA on 4th

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 6, advantage for the teams in the East with Enright/Bidegorry USA/FRA on 4th After 6 race days, the three Multi-50-Trimarans closely together already passed the Canaray Islands with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA new in the lead. ----- In the Open 60s, it becomes evident, that the teams opting for the westward split are the loosers, as the leading group in the South reached the trade winds and the foilers are progressing now at speeds around 20kn, while the boats in the West are still struggling with light winds. ----- 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR on the first position have already passed the Canaries. Charlie Dalin/Kevin Escoffier FRA on 2nd were 36nm back this morning UTC. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA on the 4th position are 53nm behind the firsts. ----- The co-favorites Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR having gone West are only 16th with a 313nm backlog. ----- The Class 40 fleet sailing North of Madeira is forced to sail upwind. Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA are the new leaders 8nm ahead of Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the onboard videos.
Friday, November 1, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 5, much disputed races in variable conditions

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 5, much disputed races in variable conditions Racing down South, numerous position changes happened yesterday in the variable wind conditions on the Atlantic Ocea, even with a leader change in the Multi-50s, where Sébastien Rogues/Matthieu Souben FRA are new on position one. The three Trimarans have now reached the trade winds North of the Canary Islands. ----- The Open 60s are spread even more. The most westerly boats veered South only yesterday just before the Acores, and are now waiting for the frontal system with strong west winds hoping for a fast ride to the Equator. Their backlog on the leading group having taken the traditional route is over 300nm with the co-favorites Alex Thompson/Neal McDonald GBR on the 22nd place 316nm behind this morning UTC. ----- Sailing along the Coast of Morocco, 'Apivia' with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA is still leading 6nm ahead of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. The third-ranked Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA on their 'Banque Populaire' are already 50nm behind the leading duo. ----- In der Class 40, Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA and Kito De Pavant/Achille Nébout FRA are sailing neck and neck along the Portuguese Coast. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, October 31, 2019   (Image © Malizia)

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 4 - Will the strategy coup going extreme West be paying ?

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 4 - Will the strategy coup going extreme West be paying ? Dominating the three fast Multi-50-Trimarans, heading straight South, are still Thibault Vauchel-Camus/Fréderic Duthill FRA with a 38nm lead. -----The Open 60s are separated in two groups with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA sailing on the direct course South keeping the first position overall 7nm in front on 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA are on the 7th position with a 44nm backlog. The risk-taking persuer fleet with Alex Thompson/Neal McDonald GBR on rank 22 with a 244nm deficit, still reaching out West, is far behind actually. ----- The Class 40s just passed Cape Finisterre on the most North-West point of Spain heading West as well. Kito De Pavant/Achille Nebout FRA and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are on top sailing neck and neck. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.


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