Sail The fight rages ahead of the Transat
The race is still open in the IMOCA class in the Transat Jacques Vabre, after nearly ten days of sailing. Then the French Beyou and Christopher Pratt (Charal) led the way Tuesday they were taken and overwhelmed in the night by their fellow Charlie Dalin and Yann Elies (Apivia), while the former were Wednesday morning at the approach of equator. The leaders were still at 2450km from the finish in Salvador de Bahia (Bra), almost ten days after leaving Le Havre (Fra). La Fabrique, helmed by Alan Genevois Roura and his French team-mate Sébastien Audigane, for his part occupied the 20th place, just over 600km from the leading IMOCA after doubling Cape Verde.
In the series of smaller Class 40, the Swiss Valentin Gautier and Simon Koster continued Wednesday morning to occupy the fourth place, despite having been a little behind by the leading trio. The French leader Ian Lipinski and Adrien Hardy (Crédit Mutuel) were still nearly 3500 km of the finish line. The Gautier Geneva and Zurich Koster were about 335km behind.
In real time, the race was still led by the French multihull Gilles LAMIRÉ and Antoine Carpentier, who had crossed the equator and Wednesday was about 1600km of the goal.