Alberto Bona crowned 2023 Class40 Champion !
At the end of a sensational season, Italian sailor Alberto Bona (age 37) has been crowned 2023 Class40 Champion. Having only joined the Class40 circuit in September 2022, Alberto Bona propelled his Mach40.5 IBSA campaign straight in to the top 10, sc...
TJV : Forza Alla Grande Pirelli !
Italian skipper Ambrogio Beccaria and French co-skipper Nicolas Andrieu sailing the all Italian Musa 40 Alla Grande PIRELLI took first place in the highly competitive Class40 race on the 16th Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre two handed ra...
TJV : Flip a coin?
"The choice of route is super complicated... yesterday, we said route north, let's go crazy, last night, we said it wasn't going to work and, this morning, we're going to flip a coin!
It's not easy being tactical in this Transat Jacques Vabre Norman...
TJV : From storm to calm...
They knew it from the start, they had to pass the latitude of Lisbon to hope that new horizons would open up. This has now been achieved for a large part of the fleet.
Ian Lipinski (Crédit Mutuel), Thursday 9th: "Lisbon at last! Like a relief...
TJV : summary of the first two days of racing
It's already been 48 hours since the fleet set sail from Lorient, and the least we can say is that the sailors have not been spared! On the programme: a strong wind, violent gusts and a boat-hugging sea.
A look back at the start of this transatlanti...
TJV: off to Martinique
8 days after their first departure from Le Havre, which gave rise to some superb images in the Bay of Seine, the 40 crews took to the roads leading to Martinique in the crowded waters off Groix on Monday morning. The 80 sailors set off in unseasonabl...
Alla Grande Pirelli, for the first coffee!
The finishes of the first leg of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre took place in Lorient. First over the finish line were Ambrogio Beccaria and Nicolas Andrieu aboard their Musa 40 Alla Grande Pirelli. They were 1h15 ahead of the Pogo S4 G...
Transat Jacques Vabre, start of the first leg !
The 44 Class40s took the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre this Sunday, October 29, 2023. At 1:41 pm, the fleet started in a wind ed 25 knots established. Direction, a buoy at Cap de la Hève, rolled up first by the duo A.Be...
A Transat Jacques Vabre in 2 legs!
AT THIS MORNING'S BRIEFING, RACE DIRECTOR FRANCIS LE GOFF EXPLAINED ALL THE TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE START, WHICH IS CONFIRMED FOR TOMORROW SUNDAY FOR THE 95 CREWS IN THE FOUR CLASSES OF THE TRANSATLANTIC RACE JACQUES VABRE NORMANDIE LE HAVRE. CHRIST...
Class40 Trophies: Ivica Kostelic takes the title in the Mediterranean, Nicolas d’Estais triumphs in the English Channel -Atlantic area!
The Class40 Trophies are designed to reward performance and participation.
Two winners of this year’s contest are Ivica Kostelic (ACI) in the Mediterranean and Nicolas d’Estais (Café Joyeux) in the English Channel – Atlant...