Nov 7, 2013

Transat Jaques Vabre 2013

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Press Release : "At a skippers briefing at 1500hrs local time today race direction confirmed that the start of the 11th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil will be at 1300hrs (local time) on Thursday, November 7, for Class40, Multi50, IMOCA and MOD70.

The fleet will dock out from Le Havre’s Paul Vatine Basin in the morning at 0930hrs am starting with the Class 40 Proximedia – Sauvez mon enfant until 1100hrs with the MOD70 Oman Air -Musandam moves out. The Quinette lock gates open at 1115hrs.

At 1300hrs the 44 boats will cross the starting line, head to the France Info mark (north cardinal General Metzinger) be left to port before setting sail to Itajai in Brazil.

Given the big depression forecast for the night of Saturday into Sunday race management have an option of requiring a weather stop, as authorized by the sailing directions, for Class 40 and perhaps also the Multi 50’s in Roscoff. That announcement will be made tomorrow pre-start...." 

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