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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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 23 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 22 While the last Class 40s will still be underway for another 3 days, the first Opens 60 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.
Friday, November 15, 2019   

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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 19 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. Their brand-new Class 40 fully met the expectations. ----- 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 18 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 49, 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17 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.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17, the Swiss Five of the originally 30 departed Open 60 two-person teams were still underway this morning UTC. Yesterday, Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA arrived in Salvador de Bahia as 21st almost three days after the winner. ----- 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16 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.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16, the Swiss 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. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI have taken up speed moving up on rank 5 with a 30nm backlog on rank 4. But De Pavant/Nebout FRA and Riechers GER/Chateau FRA were only 10nm behind. ----- 17 of the 26 Open 60s left in the race did reach Salvador de Bahia meanwhile. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA 150nm before the finish line will conclude the race this afternoon UTC as 21st. ----- The race tracker , the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, the Swiss 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. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remain on rank 21 with 409nm left. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast dragrace powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remains on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd is already 129nm behind. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 were 255nm back this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15 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. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remain on rank 21 with 409nm left. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast dragrace powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remains on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd is already 129nm behind. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 were 255nm back 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14 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. ----- 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.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, the Swiss 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. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA are on the 21st place with a 665nm backlog. ----- 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. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 seem to have technical problem as the are half as fast as the rest of the fleet. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13 356nm 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 was 231nm this morning UTC. ----- The Class 40s reached 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.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13, the Swiss 356nm 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 was 231nm this morning UTC. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA on rank 5 were 281nm behind the leaders. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remained on rank 21. ----- The Class 40 reached 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. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI dropped on rank 5 with a 169nm backlog. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12 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 has 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. New on rank 2 is now 'Banque Populaire' with the mixed team Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA, but their backlog was alreadxy 213nm. The long-time leader 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt dropped on rank 6 with a 277nm deficit. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA follow with a 491nm backlog on rank 21. ----- 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. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 4 are now 175nm behind. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10 During the past nighgt 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 follow 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. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10, the Swiss During the past nighgt 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 follow with a 73nm deficit. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA, still on rank 20, reduced their backlog on 339nm. ----- A new 24 hour record was established in the Class 40, where the leading Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA crossed 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9 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.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9 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. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA are 19th with a 535nm backlog. ----- 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. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI are still on the excellent 4th place, but lost contact with the leading trio with a 141nm backlog on the first this morning UTC. ----- 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 8 Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA extended their lead in the Multi 50s on over 160nm. ----- Also in the Open 60s, 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.
Monday, November 4, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 8, the Swiss

Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA extended their lead in the Multi 50s on over 160nm. ----- Also in the Open 60s, 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. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA follow on rank 20 with a 517nm backlog. 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. Still well positioned are Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 4 with a 51nm deficit. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 3, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 7

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 7 The leading half of the Open 60 fleet on the eastern route have now reached the trade winds South of the Canary Islnds and 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 are Charlie Dakin/Yann Eliès FRA on rank 3. ----- 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 fastest of the fleet were Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI playing on the strength of their new scow-type Class 40 and moving up on rank 4 only 23nm behind the leader. ----- 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 6 After 6 race days, the three Multi-50-Trimarans closely together have 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 are on the first position and have already passed the Canaries. Charlie Dalin/Kevin Escoffier FRA on 2nd were 36nm behind this morning UTC. ----- 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.
Saturday, November 2, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 6, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 6, the Swiss After 6 race days, the three Multi-50-Trimarans closely together have 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 are on the first position and have already passed the Canaries. Charlie Dalin/Kevin Escoffier FRA on 2nd were 36nm behind this morning UTC. ----- The co-favorites Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR having gone West are only 16th with a 313nm backlog. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA also in the West are 19th with a 385nm deficit. ----- 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. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI as 7th are 23nm back. ----- 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 5 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. The co-favorites Alex Thompson/Neal McDonald GBR on the 22nd place had a 316nm deficit this morning UTC. ----- Sailing along the Coast of Morocco, 'Apivia' with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA is still in the overall lead 6nm ahead of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA as 3rd 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.
Friday, November 1, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 5, the Swiss

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 5, the Swiss 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 Boris Herrmann GER/Will Harris GBR and Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA on the ranks 18 and 19. The co-favorites Alex Thompson/Neal McDonald GBR on rank 22 were 316nm behind this morning UTC. ----- Sailing along the Coast of Morocco, 'Apivia' with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA is still in the overall lead 6nm ahead of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA as 3rd 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. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 10 had a 71nm deficit this morning. ----- 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

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 4 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. The persuer fleet still reaching out West with Alex Thompson/Neal McDonald GBR on rank 22 with a 244nm deficit, as well as Boris Herrmann GER/Will Harris GBR (rang 17) or Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA (rank 19) are far behind actually. ----- The Class 40s just passed the 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. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI follow on rank 10. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.


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