Start of the first leg of the Défi Atlantique
12 Class40s left Pointe à Pitre on Saturday 23rd March at 15 o’ clock french time headed for Horta in the Azores, participating in the Défi Atlantique
Before starting this 2300 nm race, the boats’ reduced crew (between 2 and 4 crew members) had to sail from the îlet Gosier to Marie-Galante with an Easterly wind and large swell particulary near Marie Galante.
Not surprisingly, all of th...
Défi Atlantique: D - 2
To leave in summer to arrive in the spring... this is the originality of the Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe / Horta / La Rochelle, return race of the Route du Rhum. 12 Class40 "go back home" saturday (start at 10:00, local time), leaving the heat ...
Demise of Arnaud Dhallenne
The Class40 learned with much sadness the disappearance at sea of one of its members, Arnaud Dhallenne, on March 5th, off Argentina.
Arnaud joined the class in 2018. He participated in several races onboard Cheekytatoo (#30) and planned to be ...
Class40 battle on the RORC Caribbean 600 : Eärendil (#145) came out first
In the early hours of Thursday 21 February, after two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes.
2019 Championship: day 1 !
At 11:10 (UTC -4) will be given the start of the RORC Carribean 600, first event of the 2019 Class40 Championship.
Great Circle renews its partnership
Great news ! The partnership between Great Circle and the Class has been renewed for 2 years (2019 and 2020).
It offers to our members - uptodate with their membership - to have a discount on Squid'ssubscription, with several levels.
A new Record for Concise 8 (#129) !
Ned Collier-Wakefield and Jack Trigger broke the Round Barbados record. Jack explains :
« It was the Round Barbados race on Monday (21st of Jan) - we like coming here in the winter because the island is nice and the racing is fun! &n...
Eärendil wins the RORC Transatlantic race !
Catherine Pourre's Eärendil finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on Saturday 08 December at 04:10:18 taking Class40 Line Honours for the 3,000 mile race from Calero Marinas Marina Lanzarote to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada.
Michael Hennessy, winner of the Route du Rhum in the Vintage category !
Dragon (#USA 54) is the first Vintage Class40 in Pointe à Pitre !Her skipper, the American sailor Michael Hennessy fulfilled his long time sporting dream when he crossed the finish line of the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination G...
Yoann Richomme, winner of the Route du Rhum !
Two days into the third week of the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre was able to celebrate two great winners in the Rhum Multi class and in the hotly-fought Class40 division of the 3,542-nautical mile solo transatlantic race.