Transat Jaques Vabre 10.11.2017

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10.11.2017

Video Alert – Sam Davies shows us life onboard Initiatives-Coeur during the Transat Jacques Vabre

Having left the French port of Le Havre 5 days ago, the mixed sailing duo of Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA) and Sam Davies (GBR), are racing at full speed towards Brazil as part of the Transat Jacques Vabre.

This double-handed transatlantic race was always going to be fast, and the boats are now reaching record speeds with consistently strong sea conditions. Initiatives-Coeur, who are currently in 8th place in the IMOCA fleet, will have to face a double barrier on their way: a low pressure system and then the famous Doldrums.

While figuring out how the pair will tackle this new obstacle, Sam Davies shows us behind the scenes life onboard Initiatives-Coeur, finishing her shift and waking up her team-mate Tanguy de Lamotte…Such is life at sea when sailing as a duo.

Each race is the occasion of a large-scale awareness campaign during which the two main sponsors of the boat K-LINE and INITIATIVES fund the surgical operations of children suffering from serious heart defects via their donations.
How? The more the number of supporters grows and is active on the Facebook Initiatives-Cœur (“I like and I share”), the more patron sponsors support Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque.

Having left the French port of Le Havre 5 days ago, the mixed sailing duo of Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA) and Sam Davies (GBR), are racing at full speed towards Brazil as part of the Transat Jacques Vabre.

This double-handed transatlantic race was always going to be fast, and the boats are now reaching record speeds with consistently strong sea conditions. Initiatives-Coeur, who are currently in 8th place in the IMOCA fleet, will have to face a double barrier on their way: a low pressure system and then the famous Doldrums.

While figuring out how the pair will tackle this new obstacle, Sam Davies shows us behind the scenes life onboard Initiatives-Coeur, finishing her shift and waking up her team-mate Tanguy de Lamotte…Such is life at sea when sailing as a duo.

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VIDEO – Video on board with Sam Davies
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© Initiatives-Coeur

Each race is the occasion of a large-scale awareness campaign during which the two main sponsors of the boat K-LINE and INITIATIVES fund the surgical operations of children suffering from serious heart defects via their donations.
How? The more the number of supporters grows and is active on the Facebook Initiatives-Cœur (“I like and I share”), the more patron sponsors support Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque.

The numbers

· 556 000 Facebook fans
· 127 children saved since the launch of the campaign “1 click=1 heart » in 2012
· 109 “new blood”, the boat number
· 89 skippers to have completed a Vendée Globe, including Tanguy de Lamotte (in2012) and Samantha Davies (in 2008)
· 5 fixed cameras on board
Initiatives-Cœur datasheet

Former names: Foncia, Banque Populaire, Maitre Coq
Home port: Lorient
Architects: VPLP – Verdier
LOA: 18,28m
Width: 5,95m
Draught: 4,50m
Mast height: 29m
Empty weight: 7,8 tonnes
Upwind sail area: 300m2
Downwind sail area: 660m2
Foils added: 2015

About:

Initiatives-Cœur
The raceboat Initiatives-Cœur competes in major offshore races to save children. Each race is the occasion of a large-scale awareness campaign during which the two main sponsors of the boat K-LINE and INITIATIVES fund via their donations the surgical operations of children suffering from serious heart defects.
How? The more the number of supporters grows and is active on the Facebook Initiatives-Cœur (“I like and I share”), the more patron sponsors support Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque. 127 children have been cared for and saved since 2012.
www.initiatives-coeur.fr

Initiatives
For more than 20 years, the company INITIATIVES, based in Le Mans, has been enabling schools and associations to finance their educational, cultural and sporting projects (such as lessons about the sea, language holidays, procurement of materials and equipment…) with solidarity sales (flowers, calendars, chocolates, raffles…)
www.initiatives.fr

K-LINE
The leading French manufacturer of aluminium fittings and joinery, K-LINE designs, manufactures and sells sliding windows and custom-made entrance doors for all types of architectural buildings, both new and renovated. Since its creation in 1997, K-LINE has become a reference thanks to a new window concept that concentrates high thermal insulation and design in a minimum of material. A winning performance which has become its signature. K-LINE is part of Groupe LIEBOT, a family group based in the Vendée, windows and facades leader in France.
www.k-line.fr

Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque
Allows children with congenital heart defects and from disadvantaged countries to undergo surgery in France when this is impossible in their home countries for lack of technical or financial means. Taken in by volunteer host families and operated on in twelve hospitals in France (Angers, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Tours), nearly 3,000 children have already been cared for since the association was created in 1996 by Professor Francine Leca and Patrice Roynette.
www.mecenat-cardiaque.org

VINCI Energies
Connection, performance, energy efficiency, data: in a constantly changing world, VINCI Energies is accelerating the deployment of new technologies to implement two major changes: digital transformation and energy transition. Regionally based and organised in an agile way, VINCI Energies companies make energy, transport and communication infrastructures, factories and buildings more reliable, safer and more efficient every day.
2016: 10.2 billion euros (turnover) // 64,500 employees // 1,600 companies // 52 countries
www.vinci-energies.com