The Transat began life when a handful of British sailors made a bet to see if they could sail across the Atlantic to America single-handed and who could do it the fastest. Among them were Sir Francis Chichester and Blondie Hasler. When they came up with their plan, it was at first ridiculed and criticised as foolhardy. The whole idea of a single-handed yacht race was revolutionary and almost unheard of at the time. But they didn’t care, they were men on a mission.
Now, up to 3,500 miles of open water from southwest England to United States. A challenge dominated by the progression of low pressure systems sweeping across the north Atlantic that produce the headwinds that define this classic race.Created in 1960, this English multiclasse race is the oldest solo- transat. It takes place every 4 years .Website