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Transat Jacques Vabre - Multi 50 Maitre Jacques second By Hélène Tzara, 5:55 AM Tue 22 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre duo Loïc Fequet and Loïc Escoffier, onboard Maitre Jacques, finished as the second Multi 50 into Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. They never let up, but there were up against the odds. They endured one long final night of calm conditions to get to the line, struggling slowly to cover the final 100 miles to the line. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Mirabaud eighth By MaxComm Communication, 8:08 AM Mon 21 Nov 2011
Dominique Wavre and Michele Paret, co-skippers of the IMOCA Mirabaud, crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line this morning at 03:39:26. They finished eighth in class out of thirteen yachts that started on the 2 November in Le Havre, France. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Seventh edition toughest for Golding By Gamesa Sailing Team, 3:57 AM Mon 21 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Gamesa co-skippers, Golding and Dubois, completed the double handed race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon in ninth place. With the fleet of 13 Open 60s reduced to nine by a succession of storms which battered the fleet with boat breaking conditions during the first week of the race, Golding completed his record seven finishes from seven consecutive editions since 1999 ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Banque Populaire takes third By Hélène Tzara, 5:26 AM Sun 20 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Armel Le Cléac'h and Christopher Pratt, onboard Banque Populaire, completed the podium when they arrived at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica this morning, Saturday 19th November, crossing the finishing line at 5h 00mn 23sec GMT (0600 CET). ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Safran crosses the finish line By Soazig Guého, , 11:22 PM Sat 19 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Safran skipper Marc Guillemot and co-skipper Yann Eliès arrived in Costa Rica this morning, Saturday 19th November, crossing the finishing line in sixth place at 09h 27mins and 52 secs GMT (1027 CET). Their race time was 16 days, 19 hours, 27 minutes and 52 seconds. Average speed on the theoretical route was 11.72 knots. Marc Guillemot and Yann Eliès judge this result. ...[more]


Hugo Boss takes second place in Transat Jacques Vabre By Hélène Tzara, 12:47 PM Sat 19 Nov 2011
In the Transat Jacques Vabre at 23hrs 20 mins 0 secs UTC, 17hrs 20 mins 00secs local time on Friday evening, Alex Thompson (GBR) and Guillermo Altadill (ESP) sailed Hugo Boss across the finish line in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica to complete the 10th edition of the race in second place in the IMOCA Open 60 Class. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss expected to take second place By Hélène Tzara, , 3:39 AM Sat 19 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre skipper Jean Pierre Dick confirmed his supremacy again this morning as the ultimate double handed monohull ocean racer when he and co-skipper Jérémie Beyou brought Virbac Paprec 3 across the finish line in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica at 08h 15mn 54s, UTC/GMT this Friday morning (02h 15mn 54s local time). ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Virbac-Paprec 3 set new monohull record By Hélène Tzara, , 9:02 PM Fri 18 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre tenth edition has been won by Jean-Pierre Dick and Jérémie Beyou, who crossed the finish line at 08h 15mn 54s, UTC/GMT this Friday morning (02h 15mn 54s local time). The French duo set a new monohull record for the race course from Le Havre - Puerto Limon. They improve the previous 2009 record by one hour and seven minutes. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Dick and Beyou on the cusp By Transat Jacques Vabre, 6:44 PM Fri 18 Nov 2011
French duo Jean-Pierre Dick and Jérémie Beyou are on the cusp of winning the tenth edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Final miles for Virbac-Paprec 3 By Hélène Tzara, , 5:19 AM Fri 18 Nov 2011
For Transat Jacques Vabre leaders, Jean Pierre Dick and Jérémie Beyou, the final miles into Puerto Limon, Costa Rica may still be stressful, but with a margin over second placed Hugo Boss which this afternoon was equivalent to half of the distance they still had to sail, it would take a major upset to rob the Virbac-Paprec 3 pair of a well deserved victory. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Gamesa to raffle stowaway Pudsey for Charity By Gamesa Sailing Team, , 2:01 AM Fri 18 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre – If Paddington Bear was the first bear to arrive from Peru, then perhaps Pudsey Bear will be the first Pudsey to cross the Atlantic on an IMOCA Open 60 state of the art racing yacht with one of the world’s most successful solo sailors, Mike Golding OBE. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Erratic squalls expected By Hélène Tzara, , 5:59 AM Thu 17 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 will will rank as one of the most challenging races ever contested by probably the most evenly matched IMOCA fleet racing at what has been the highest standard ever seen in the race Erratic squalls, the collapse of the trade winds and generally lighter conditions are forecast for the first finishers in the IMOCA Open 60 Class, which is expected to conclude on Friday. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Team Safran decide to fight it out By Soazig Guého, , 1:02 AM Thu 17 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - The battle is far from over for the duo onboard Safran who have decided not to make a pit stop in the Dominican Republic, as they had been planning since Sunday. Marc Guillemot and Yann Eliès want to fight it out all the way to Puerto Limon to get as well placed in the rankings as they can. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss keeps the pressure on By Hélène Tzara, 5:05 AM Wed 16 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss was second into the Caribbean today, passing round Mona island at around 0830hrs UTC. Duo Alex Thomson and Guillermo Altadill have succeeded in keeping up the pressure on race leader Virbac-Paprec 3 after a long, hard night of intense work in the trade winds, making several gybes to best line up with the passage. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Multi 50 leader Actual pass their milestone By Hélène Tzara, 4:53 AM Tue 15 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Multi 50 leader Yves Le Blevec and Sam Manuard, onboard Actual, passed their milestone at the edge of the Caribbean when they took their right turn, skirting St Barts against a beautiful sunrise this morning and headed SE towards Barbados where they turn to point to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Virbac Paprec 3 extend lead By Hélène Tzara, , 5:11 AM Mon 14 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Virbac Paprec 3 and Hugo Boss, are sliding fast towards the Caribbean and the final 1000 miles stage to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Both continue to open up on a tightly matched pack which are desperately trying to keep up. With close to 500 miles to the passing mark of the Dominican Republic, Dick and Beyou had 240 miles in hand over the third placed Banque Populaire ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Safran reports damage to steering system By Soazig Guého, 11:48 PM Sun 13 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Safran skipper Marc Guillemot has reported that part of the connecting link in the steering system has been damaged. Marc Guillemot and Yann Eliès are going to have to carry out a pit stop in the Dominican Republic. The shore team is preparing for this stopover, which is due to be made on Wednesday. Safran will then get back in the race. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - Maitre Jacques claw back the miles By Hélène Tzara, , 6:12 AM Sun 13 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre - Opportunity knocked and it was time to take it. There are three boats in the fleet which have made gains of differing magnitude through being able to sail a more direct route than their opposition. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre - The beating has ended and moral improves By Jesse Naimark-Rowse, Le Havre , 5:58 AM Sat 12 Nov 2011
The three successive depressions we just punched through each were special in just their own way. We have another day or so of reaching and after that the forseeable future looks like downwind with a big kite up. It will be a welcome reward after beating our way out of the grasps of North Atlantic storms in November. ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Pushing for every mile By Hélène Tzara, , 5:27 AM Sat 12 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre race leader Jean-Pierre Dick, sailing with co-skipper Jérémie Beyou on Virbac-Paprec 3, knows that the strategy that they and second placed Alex Thomson and Guillermo Altadill on Hugo Boss have followed has the hallmarks of a possible victory. ...[more]


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