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Monday 05 December
The Transat B to B in short:
Single-handed race reserved for 60-foot IMOCA boats.
Theoretical route of 3300 miles between Saint Barts and Lorient.
Start on Monday 5th December with the boats due to finish in Lorient
on around 20th December.
Eight competitors at the start: Marc Guillemot (Safran), Armel Le
Cléac’h (Banque Populaire), Vincent Riou (PRB), Jean-Pierre Dick
(Virbac-Paprec), Mike Golding (Gamesa), Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), François
Gabart (Macif) and Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée).
This is a qualifying race for the Vendée Globe, but only two out of
the eight taking part still need to fulfil this requirement: François Gabart
and Louis Burton. All the others – including Marc Guillemot and Safran –
have already qualified for the Everest of sailing, which is due to begin on
10th November 2012 from Les Sables d’Olonne.
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core
businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security.
Operating worldwide, the Safran group has more than 54,000 employees and
generated sales of 10.8 billion euros in 2010. Working alone or in
partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core
markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the
requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.2 billion
euros in 2010. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part
of the CAC 40.
For more information, www.safran-group.com
15.12.2011 - Safran 5th in the Transat B to B, Marc Guillemot’s reactions
07.12.2011 - Dodgems and night messages
06.12.2011 - Northbound
05.12.2011 - And they’re off!