Sunday, 1 December 2013

Transat Jacques Vabre update, Epilogue inshore race Oman Air Musandam wins MOD70 division and Actual in the Multi50's

From the following article on the Transat Jacques Vabre website:

http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/en/oman-air-musandam-win-postlogue-mod70

Prologue races have been part of the Transat Jacques Vabre build up in Le Havre in the past but for the first time today off ItajaĆ­ there was a postlogue for three classes, the MOD70s, Multi 50s and the IMOCA Open 60s.

It was a chance to renew friendly rivalries, take VIPs, guests – and indeed give hardworking shore crews and family and friends -  out to experience racing these different craft first hand, and to let the large numbers of spectators on the shore see the different classes in action.  Although the rain was a bit of a dampener, the action on the water more than compensated for the guests, who enjoyed some high speed racing in a moderate breeze.

In the MOD70 class, which sailed their full course, Oman Air Musandam, skippered by Sidney Gavignet with Ireland’s co-skipper Damian Foxall, won the match against Seb Josse and crew on Edmond de Rothschild.  Their race took around 90 minutes.

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