Saturday, 26 October 2013

2013 Transat Jacques Vabre update, Race village opens on Saturday in Le Havre

From the following article on the Transat Jacques Vabre website:

http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/en/and-party-starts-le-havre

-The Transat Jacques Vabre race village opens tomorrow (Saturday) at 1000hrs (local, CET) in Le Havre with the official opening inauguration at 1100 (local, CET).

-This weekend the pairs of co-skippers will take to the waters of the Bassin de l'Eure in Beneteau 7.50's

-42 boats have mustered in Le Havre's famous Paul Vatine basin. Two Class 40's are still awaited. The 11th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre is in the starting blocks. Saturday 1000hrs the Transat Jacques Vabre race village opens its gates to the public, a significant moment as the count down period for the 20th anniversary race starts for real as the first of the hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on Le Havre's Paul Vatine Basin ready to view the assembled fleet and catch a glimpse of the skippers. This eleventh edition brings together four classes, the multihulls in the Multi50 class and MOD70's, and the monohulls in the IMOCA Open 60's and Class 40's. After the the official inauguration of the village at 1100hrs the duos will take part in the Prologue Virtual Regatta Inshore. This fun race series sets the tone for a fun filled week of activities before the huge send off when the race to Brazil starts next Sunday, 3rd November.

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