Solo Transat Race BtoB
St.Barth-Lorient Start 5.Dezember 2011
Qualifying for Vendee Globe 2012 - Oceanracing 2011
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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.

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For more information,

  • 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!
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