IMOCA RACE REPORT #3 I Transat Jacques Vabre 2023
The 33 IMOCA boats at sea have made their choice. 12 boats have headed west, while 21 have headed south. The suspense is at its height, particularly at Beyou Racing, where the two projects hosted by the team have gone in opposite directions.
Teamwork.net, currently at the top of the rankings, has taken the road to the crests, while Charal is leading the pack of southerners.
We met up with Jean-Sébastien Chénier Proteau, the team manager, and Simone Gaeta, boat captain of the IMOCA skippered by Justine Mettraux, at Lorient La Base to find out how a race like this is run internally.
At sea, the sailors are having a great time. It's slippery for some, and that's good for them. Up north, the trampoline is the order of the day, but the duos aren't complaining. Everyone is giving it their all to get to Martinique as quickly as possible.
IMOCA RACE REPORT #5 I Retour à La Base 2023
A colourful first day off the Caribbean coast. Having set out from Fort-de-France 24 hours ago, 30 of the 32 solo sailors entered in the Retour à La Base race are finding their feet single-handed and still enjoying some …•••
Off and racing!
Good start out of Fort-de-France in light conditions with the fleet in close contact. - The fleet of 30 solo sailors leave Martinique heading across the Atlantic towards Lorient, France.•••