sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Transat Jacques Vabre - Mirabaud eighth

Transat Jacques Vabre - Mirabaud eighth

'Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 - Dominique Wavre and Michele Paret - Mirabaud'    © Alexis Courcoux / Transat Jacques Vabre

Mirabaud duo, Dominique Wavre and Michele Paret crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line at 03:39:26 local time this morning to take eighth place in their class. They crossed the Atlantic in 17 days, 19 hours and 39 minutes at an average speed of 12.29 knots.

After 17 days at sea and very little sleep, the co-skippers were looking weathered and tired; they were delighted to step onto terra firma in Puerto Limon. 'We are very happy to be here in Costa Rica after such a difficult crossing and we are also pleased to have had this time to iron out any remaining questions we had about our new rig package,' said Dominique Wavre.

The Atlantic crossing was a great opportunity for the Mirabaud duo to fine tune the new rig and reaffirm their choice ahead of the Vendee Globe, which starts next November 2012. 'The boat went very well indeed. We were a little bit conservative at the beginning of the race until we were absolutely sure of our rig, but once we had complete confidence we were able to speed up and give our competitors a run for their money.'

The Transat Jacques Vabre was particularly challenging this year with conditions that forced four IMOCAs, four 50ft multihulls and seven Class 40s to abandon the race due to major damage. The French duo, Jean-Pierre Dick and Jeremie Beyou with Virbac Paprec 3, were among the fleet that did make it to Costa Rica – they won this year’s edition.

'The conditions were particularly difficult for the first 10 days of the race, making it a very physically challenging first half of the competition,' said Michele Paret. 'It was almost impossible to sleep and our bodies suffered a bit as a consequence. We managed the situation well though and although there were a few close shaves, we were masters of our own destinies the whole way across.'

Dominique Wavre and Michele Paret stood out for their unfailing good humour and their obvious joy at sailing together and being at sea. While most of the crews saw the finish in Puerto Limon as a moment of liberation, the Mirabaud duo saw it as the end of an amazing adventure.

Dominique Wavre will cross the Vendee Globe start line next November 2012 flying the Mirabaud colours for an around the world race, alone and without stops.

Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 - Dominique Wavre and Michele Paret - Mirabaud -  © Alexis Courcoux / Transat Jacques Vabre  

Dominique Wavre's website




by MaxComm Communication

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=90973

10:08 PM Sun 20 Nov 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011 Transat Jacques Vabre

Related News Stories:

22 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre - Multi 50 Maitre Jacques second
21 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre - Seventh edition toughest for Golding
20 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre - Banque Populaire takes third
19 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre – Safran crosses the finish line
19 Nov 2011  Hugo Boss takes second place in Transat Jacques Vabre
19 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss expected to take second place
18 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre – Virbac-Paprec 3 set new monohull record
18 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre - Dick and Beyou on the cusp
18 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre - Final miles for Virbac-Paprec 3
18 Nov 2011  Transat Jacques Vabre – Gamesa to raffle stowaway Pudsey for Charity
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT