Italian skipper Ambrogio Beccaria and French co-skipper Nicolas Andrieu first in the Class40 Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre two handed race
Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière (For People) take first place in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in the IMOCA category.
French duo Armel Le Cléac’h and Sébastien Josse sailing Maxi Banque Populaire XI win the ULTIM division for 32m multihulls.
Pre-race favourites Jéremie Beyou and Franck Cammas on Charal lead the IMOCA fleet on the 16th Transat Jacques Vabre double handed race to Martinique
Monday morning (6 Nov) 46 duos aboard their Class40 and Ocean Fifty multihiulls returned to the Transat Jacques Vabre race course from Lorient heading for Martinique.
Following the passage of storms Ciaran and Domingos, a big start is on the cards for the IMOCAs and racing resumes for the Class40 and Ocean Fifty
The Transat Jacques Vabre Race Direction team has announced that there will not be any new starts for windbound classes before Monday.
Francis Le Goff, the Race Director and Gildas Gautier, co-director ran through the various scenarios for the start for the boats currently on hold in Le Havre and Lorient.
Storm Ciaran is set to sweep across the north-west quarter of France, during Wednesday night.
Italian Beccaria leads Class40 with 115 miles to Lorient after tough first night, which saw the dismasing of Crédit Mutuel off Guernsey
Strong, gusty winds and choppy seas made for a spectacular start to the 16th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre for three of the four race fleets.