Transat Jacques Vabre 2013, MOD70 & Multi50

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  1. Corley
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    The first of the Class 40 monohulls are approaching Itajai now with GDF-Suez in the lead followed by Tales Santander 2014 and Mare.

    an extract from the latest article on the TJV website:

    http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/en/last-night-nerves

    While the IMOCA Open 60s, MOD70s and Multi 50s are all berthed in Itajaí now, awaiting Saturday’s postlogue exhibition race, all eyes are fixed on the Class 40s with the winner expected to finish tonight. But with the very light winds expected to continue into the night, and more wind sucking clouds to roll in through the hours of darkness, there are no guarantees that the team which has lead the race throughout, and is looking to add to their 2013 honours, will be the one which breaks the finish line first. The pace has been impressive for the 40 footers, covering the 5450 miles from Le Havre in less than 23 days, and so averaging more than 10.5kts.
     
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    The Maitre Jacques team have a weather window to nurse their Multi50 back to Brittany. Hopefully their temporary "bow of fortune" will do the trick and the other float bow doesn't fall off :)

    Enfin, une fenêtre météo favorable ! Mer plate et peu de vent au programme des jours à venir dans le golfe de Gascogne : vers 6h ce matin, le trimaran Maître Jacques a quitté la Corogne : direction la Bretagne pour réparer son flotteur, cassé lors des tous premiers jours de course de la Transat Jacques Vabre
    #TJV2013 #Multi50

    Finally, a favorable weather window! Flat sea and little wind in the program of the coming days in the Bay of Biscay: around 6: 00 this morning, the trimaran master Jacques left a Coruña: direction Brittany to repair its float, broken during the first days of racing in the Transat Jacques Vabre #TJV2013 #Multi50 (Translated by Bing)
     
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