Transat Jacques Vabre – 2019 Edition
Third edition for TOURS EVENTS as official travel agency and Brazilian public relations agency (2019)
After 10 festive days of colourful and popular celebrations around the Paul Vatine basin in Le Havre, the three boat categories will take the departure on Sunday, October 27th 2019 in the direction of Salvador de Bahia, land of coffee in Brazil. A few 60 teams of two skippers will face the Atlantic Ocean, from the North to the South (France to Brazil), for a total distance of 4,350 nautical miles.
The race will bridge the gap between le Havre and Salvador for the 6th time. This crossing attracts the interests with its various weather conditions: the autumnal depressions in the Bay of Biscay, anticyclone in the Canaries Islands, trade winds, doldrums, arrival in the Bay of All Saints along the Brazilian coast, … This bunch of obstacles require the teams to build a precise strategy, to reach Salvador as quick as possible.
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Departure from Paris CDG via Sao Paulo (night flight)
Arrival in Salvador the next day (one way or round trip)
Luggage 2 x 23kg – 2 pieces of 23kg each.
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Travel period: October 15th – December 10th 2019
TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE: THE RACE
Le Havre – Salvador de Bahia: 4 350 milles
After a week of festivities around the marina, the competitors of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre will leave Le Havre and head out towards the coffee port of Bahia (Brazil). After passing in front of the cliffs of Etretat, the competitors will take a direct route towards the Brazilian port – after having crossed the Doldrums.
« This transoceanic course from North to South is more demanding than a East to West transat, it requires the skippers to have sharp strategic and tactical qualities, good meteorological training, excellent physical conditioning to maintain top speed in the trade winds…and also a lot of patience to cross the Equator. Lying at 12°56’ South, Salvador de Bahia is in the tropics, it’s hot, but not too hot thanks to the trade winds, which is the dream for the sailors, who’ll finally be able to unwind after all the days of stress spent at sea ». Sylvie Viant, Race Director of the Transat Jacques Vabre.
TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE: CLASS AND DUO
Three classes, three winning duos
Class40, Multi50, Imoca are expected on the starting line off Le Havre. Each class will see its winning duo and those chasing welcomed and celebrated to the sounds of samba and Brazilian rhythms.
Source: Transat Jacques Vabre
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