IMOCA 60s turn home as maxi tri capsizes

As forecast for days, the second night of the Transat Jacques Vabre was always going to be a big one for those boats that chose to tackle the static depression and its associated fronts t

First casualties

The first 24 hours of the Transat Jacques Vabre have been fast in a building breeze.

Entries open for 3 Peaks Yacht Race

Set up by legendary mountaineer/sailor Bill Tilman, the Three Peaks Yacht Race is one of the oldest and most remarkable multi-sport endurance races in the world.

Slow start

A slow, but nonetheless challenging, stressful start to the 12th Transat Jacques Vabre sent 42 entrants in four different classes out of the Seine Basin in the direction of Itajaí, Brazil on

Transat Jacques Vabre preview

For the 46 boats taking part in the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre that sets sail from Le Havre tomorrow bound for Itajai, Brazil, it will be a case of 'calm before the storm'.

The longest Transat

At 5400 nautical miles, the Transat Jacques Vabre race course from Le Havre on the Channel coast of France southwest across the Atlantic to Itajaí, Brazil, some 1000 km south of Rio de Janei

Leg 1 report

I’ve been working towards the Mini Transat now for three years.

British boats the late arrivals

Despite the drizzle and the grey skies, the famous Bassine Paul Vatine in Le Havre has taken on a festive mood now that the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet has gathered there.

Joyon presents his Jules Verne Trophy crew

The latest IDEC SPORT (ex Groupama 3), Francis Joyon’s new maxi-trimaran was christened today in La Trinité-sur-mer, two weeks before the team goes on stand-by on their attemp

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