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Transat Jacques Vabre - Class40 in three-way battle

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was the second Ultime to finish the Transat Jacques Vabre, arriving in Salvador de Bahia after 7 days 23 hours 55 minutes after leaving Le Havre, Normandy France.

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The third Ultime multihull, Prince de Bretagne, is currently reaching at 25 knots in steady south-easterlies, and has 336 nm to go to the finish and expected Wednesday night.

In Class40 the leading three are within 2 nm of each other, with Sharp and Santurde (Imerys Clean Energy) leading this morning (Tuesday) from Aïna Enfance et Avenir with V and B, with third.

The front three have been averaging 10 knots in steady 10-12 knot westerlies.

Arkema are due to arrive in the Savaldor de Bahia at around 07:00 UTC on Thursday morning to win the Multi50 class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre.

That would smash the race record to Salvador for the Multi50 by over four days.

Lalou Roucayrol and Alex Pella on Arkema now have a 110 nm lead from FenêtreA-Mix Buffet of Erwan Leroux and Vincent Riou. In third is Reaute Chocolat.

Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel-Virbac lead the Imoca class, 76 nm ahead of SMA.

Leading positions Wednesday 15 Nov. 17:00 UTC

Class40
1. - Imerays Clean Energy . . . 1,618 nm to the finish
2. - V & B + 2.0 nm
3. - Aïna Enfance & Avenir + 6.0 nm
4. - Teamwork 40 + 74 nm

Multi50
1. - Arkema . . . 308 nm to the finish
2. - FenêtréA - Mix Buffet + 129 nm
3. - Reaute Chocolat + 390 nm

Imoca
1. - St Michel - Virbac . . . 1,013 nm to the finish
2. - SMA + 71 nm
3. - "DES VOILES ET VOUS!" + 182 nm

Ultime
1. - Sodebo Ultim' . . . Finished
2. - Maxi Edmond de Rothschild . . . Finished
3. - Prince de Bretagne . . . 150 nm to the finish

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15 November 2017 9:08 GMT


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