The 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre started today (Sunday) at 13:35 (French time) from Le Havre, in Normandy, France in a beautiful light but lively conditions, with 20 knots of north-westerly wind and a choppy sea.
The 37 boats and 74 crew in this bi-annual double-handed transatlantic “Route du Café” will race the 4,350 miles to Salvador de Bahia, in Brazil. Record-breaking conditions are forecast after what promises to be a tough first 48 hours.
Oman Sail has announced earlier today that the team is withdrawing its Class 40 from the race.
Follow the action on the tracker on the Transat Jacques Vabre website.