Transat Jacques Vabre

2019

© ©Maxime Horlaville/ polaRYSE / CORUM l'épargne
© © Jean-Louis Carli/Alea
Start date

10.27.19

Coefficient4
Distance4 350 milles (8 056 km)
Race trackLe Havre - Salvador de Bahia (BRA)
Race directorSylvie Viant
OrganizerAssociation Transat Jacques Vabre
IMOCA reference timeJean-Pierre Dick & Yann Eliès, St Michel-Virbac, 2017, 13j 7h 36m 46s

Presentation

Created in 1993 and harking back to the history of the major trade routes from centuries past, the Transat Jacques Vabre quickly made a name for itself as an unmissable event. It is held every two years and has been contested double-handed since 1995. Historically linked to the city of Le Havre, the first edition of the Coffee Route finished in Cartagena in Colombia. The race has had various destinations since that time: Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, then Puerto Limon in Costa Rica and Itajai in Brazil, before returning to Salvador since 2017.

The finish line, in the heart of the Bay of All Saints, heralds the conclusion of a 4,350-mile course encompassing the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and the North Atlantic, before linking into the trade winds and the terrible Doldrums before crossing the equator into the South Atlantic. The IMOCA reference time has belonged to Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès aboard St Michel-Virbac since the last edition with a time of 13 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds. It’s highly likely that it will be beaten in 2019, with no fewer than thirty boats or so at the start on 27 October, including several from the latest generation: Hugo Boss (Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald), Arkéa-Paprec (Sébastien Simon and Vincent Riou), Apivia (Charlie Dalin).

Transat Jacques Vabre - 2019

RankSkipperBoatTime
01Country FR Charlie DALIN
Country FR Yann ELIES
APIVIA
APIVIA 13j 12h 08min 00s
02Country FR Kévin ESCOFFIER
Country FR Nicolas LUNVEN
PRB
PRB 14j 03h 49min 42s
03Country FR Jérémie BEYOU
Country FR Christopher PRATT
CHARAL
CHARAL 14j 03h 56min 00s
04Country US Charlie ENRIGHT
Country FR Pascal BIDEGORRY
11TH HOUR RACING
11TH HOUR RACING 14j 06h 10min 23s
05Country FR Thomas RUYANT
Country FR Antoine KOCH
ADVENS FOR CYBERSECURITY
ADVENS FOR CYBERSECURITY 14j 07h 55min 41s
06Country FR Clarisse CREMER
Country FR Armel LE CLEAC'H
BANQUE POPULAIRE X
BANQUE POPULAIRE X 14j 08h 46min 24s
07Country GB Samantha DAVIES
Country FR Paul MEILHAT
INITIATIVES-CŒUR
INITIATIVES-CŒUR 14j 09h 30min 44s
08Country FR Sébastien SIMON
Country FR Vincent RIOU
ARKÉA PAPREC
ARKÉA PAPREC 14j 15h 05min 53s
09Country FR Fabrice AMEDEO
Country FR Eric PERON
NEWREST - ART & FENÊTRES
NEWREST - ART & FENÊTRES 14j 16h 01min 07s
10Country FR Louis BURTON
Country FR Davy BEAUDART
BUREAU VALLÉE 2
BUREAU VALLÉE 2 14j 16h 21min 43s
11Country FR Yannick BESTAVEN
Country FR Roland JOURDAIN
MAITRE COQ IV
MAITRE COQ IV 14j 22h 06min 23s
12Country DE Boris HERRMANN
Country GB Will HARRIS
MALIZIA II - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO
MALIZIA II - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO 14j 22h 28min 43s
13Country FR Nicolas TROUSSEL
Country FR Jean LE CAM
CORUM L'EPARGNE
CORUM L'EPARGNE 14j 23h 26min 30s
14Country FR Damien SEGUIN
Country FR Yoann RICHOMME
GROUPE APICIL
GROUPE APICIL 15j 08h 17min 21s
15Country FR Romain ATTANASIO
Country FR Sébastien MARSSET
PURE
PURE 15j 10h 11min 10s
16Country FR Maxime SOREL
Country FR Guillaume LE BREC
V AND B - MAYENNE
V AND B - MAYENNE 15j 14h 48min 24s
17Country IT Giancarlo PEDOTE
Country FR Anthony MARCHAND
PRYSMIAN GROUP
PRYSMIAN GROUP 15j 15h 26min 57s
18Country FR Arnaud BOISSIERES
Country FR Xavier MACAIRE
LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTIPÔLE
LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTIPÔLE 15j 20h 09min 47s
19Country FR Benjamin DUTREUX
Country FR Thomas CARDRIN
WATER FAMILY
WATER FAMILY 16j 00h 19min 18s
20Country FR Stéphane LE DIRAISON
Country FR François GUIFFANT
TIME FOR OCEANS
TIME FOR OCEANS 16j 01h 16min 31s
21Country CH Alan ROURA
Country FR Sébastien AUDIGANE
LA FABRIQUE
LA FABRIQUE 16j 05h 13min 30s
22Country FR Manuel COUSIN
Country FR Gildas MORVAN
GROUPE SETIN
GROUPE SETIN 16j 11h 22min 47s
23Country GB Miranda MERRON
Country FR Halvard MABIRE
CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE
CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE 17j 10h 51min 03s
24Country GB Pip HARE
Country GB Andrew BAKER
PIP HARE OCEAN RACING
PIP HARE OCEAN RACING 18j 05h 11min 43s
25Country FR Alexia BARRIER
Country IE Joan MULLOY
4MYPLANET
4MYPLANET 18j 05h 22min 05s
26Country FI Ari HUUSELA
Country GB Michael FERGUSON
ARIEL 2
ARIEL 2 18j 23h 07min 14s
27Country FR Erik NIGON
Country FR Tolga Ekrem PAMIR
VERS UN MONDE SANS SIDA
VERS UN MONDE SANS SIDA 19j 1h 42min 16s
Country FR Isabelle JOSCHKE
Country FR Morgan LAGRAVIERE
MACSF
MACSF Abandon
Country FR Clément GIRAUD
Country FR Rémi BEAUVAIS
FORTIL
FORTIL DNS
Country GB Alex THOMSON
Country GB Neal MCDONALD
HUGO BOSS
HUGO BOSS Abandon