Ultims Brest Oceans Race

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    Brest Atlantiques for Ultim Trimarans:
    2019: Brest Atlantiques… during the Transat Jacques Vabre

    They needed to find a replacement for the Transat Jacques Vabre. That was why Brest Atlantiques was created, a way of thanking the city at the tip of Brittany. This non-stop double-handed triangular race across the Atlantic will go from Brest to Brest with two islands to round near Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town. A voyage halfway around the world on waters they know well (almost 14,000 miles). "It was vital to stay in the Atlantic this year to ensure the safety of the sailors and boats if there is a problem," explained Cyril Dardashti, head of Gitana Team.

    It has been suggested that there is not enough upwind sailing to test the trimarans. "At 45 knots in the trade winds, they will be tested in any case!” replied François Gabart. “The aim of the Brest Atlantiques is to clock up the miles and get to know the boats, without breaking them. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but the goal is to have a real battle between the boats all the way to the finish."

    The four boats that are expected to compete – Macif, Maxi Edmond de Rotschild, Sodebo Ultim 3 and Actual Leader – will take a media man aboard and “pit stops are allowed” added Jacques Caraës, the Race Director. The budget announced by Brest Ultim Sailing, the organiser of the solo round the world race that was postponed, is 1.3 million euros, just under half of which is funded by local authorities with registration fees set at 65,000 euros pre-tax.

    As for the date, it is also a way to express what they think about the Transat Jacques Vabre, which prevented the maxi-trimarans from competing. The Ultims will set off on 3rd November, a week after the start of the Jacques Vabre and the winner of the latter will still not be known… "We had to put something in place for 2019 and there weren’t 50,000 dates possible," explained Emmanuel Bachellerie, Delegate general for the class. "I’m surprised about the choice of date,” declared Gildas Gautier, delegate general of the Transat Jacques Vabre. “This decision does nothing to create harmony in the ocean race calendar."
     

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    From Tip and Shaft Newsletter today-- Brest Oceans Race:
    2023: Brest Oceans will be crucial for the future of the class

    The first Brest Oceans, initially scheduled for 2019, will now take place in 2023. The outcome of this solo round the world race will probably be decisive for the future of the class, as Jean Bernard Le Boucher, head of the nautical sector for the Macif Group told us: "When we signed up for the Ultim class in August 2013, we were dreaming of this solo round the world race. It was only reasonable to postpone the event, but we really need to get it done in 2023, as it must not become the inaccessible dream." In the spring of that year, a transatlantic race setting out from Brittany is planned to replace the Lorient-Bermuda-Lorient.
     
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