Transat Jacques Vabre: by way of a first report
With the last of the IMOCAs having crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line in Itajai and part of the fleet preparing to make for St. Barths for the start of the Transat Saint-Barth – Port-la-Forêt on 6 December 2015, it’s time for a review. The condition of the fleet at the finish, the contribution from the foils, the performance of the older generation boats and the reliability of the standardised elements, are just some of the topics under scrutiny in what proved to be a very tough race, whose committed participants were not spared.Read More
Transat Jacques Vabre: and that makes two for PRB!
After seventeen days of racing, Vincent Riou and Sébastien Col have secured a convincing victory in the IMOCA category of the Transat Jacques Vabre. It’s the second consecutive win for Vincent, who also took line honours in this event in 2013 with Jean Le Cam. PRB finally managed to hold off Banque Populaire and Quéguiner-Leucémie Espoir, who complete this supreme podium.Read More
Transat Jacques Vabre: Battling it out to the Bitter End
Just days from the Transat Jacques Vabre finish, yet everything is still possible. Under constant threat from runners-up Armel Le Cléac’h and Erwan Tabarly on Banque Populaire VIII, Vincent Riou and Sébastien Col aboard PRB are just managing to keep ahead. And no letting up for Armel and Erwan either, with Quéguiner/Leucémie Espoir hot on their heels. Can PRB keep it up to victory in Itajai?Read More