Leading the race from the start or almost, Thomas Rettant and Morgan Lagravière, won the Transat Jacques-Vabre in the Imoca category on LinkedOut, this Thursday.
The two skippers crossed the line at Fort-de-France at 2:48 p.m. (mainland time).
They will have a little over 18 days to cover the 5,800 miles between Le Havre and Martinique.
It is done !
🏆 @ThomasRettant & @ 444_Morgan win the #TransatJacquesVabre 2021 in @ImocaGS!
⏱ After 18d 1h 21mn 10sec, the LinkedOut duo inscribed their name in the history of the # RouteDuCafé 👊 @ LH_LeHavre |
- Transat Jacques Vabre (@TransatJV) November 25, 2021
Rouillard and Lagravière thus emerged victorious from a great fight with the duets Charlie Dalin-Paul Meilhat (Apivia) and Jérémie Beyou-Christopher Pratt (Charal).
In any case during the entire descent to Cape Verde.
Because then, the two crews could not keep up with the pace imposed by LinkOut.
Equipped with an efficient foiler, the sailboat spun at an average speed of 15.44 knots.
“This final under oppressive heat is endless.
Morgan and I were thinking to each other that we have never spent so much time at sea in these tropical latitudes.
We have had very little rain since the Doldrums ”, underlined a few hours before the finish line Rouillard, who had finished sixth in the Vendée Globe at the start of the year.
Transat Jacques Vabre: Bitter struggle, sleep and offerings ... Life at the head of the fleet aboard LinkedOut
Jacques vabre deckchair
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