Friday, November 13, 2015

Transat Jacques Vabre Race (TJVR) J/80 Training!

J/80 France- Transat Jacques Fabre sailors 84 skippers sailed J/80s for tactics training!
(Le Havre, France)- Amazingly enough, the organizers of the TJVR hosted all the crews in a “for fun” sailing event held in matched J/80s sailing in the Eure basin on the Le Havre harbor waterfront.  It was simple sailing, just a straight line out and back.  Six races, six boats each.  Very short 10-15 minutes per race.

After six rounds of six races sailed on Saturday morning, six boats emerged victorious to take part in the Grand Finale on Saturday afternoon:

  • CONCISE 2- Philippa Hutton-Squire and Pip HARE
  • SAFRAN- Morgan LAGRAVIERE and Nicolas LUNVEN
  • NEWREST-MATMUT- Fabrice Amedeo and Eric Peron
  • MASTER CHEF- Jeremiah BEYOU and Philippe Legros
  • TEAM CONCISE- Jack BOUTTEL and Gildas Mahé
J/80s sailing Le Havre, France before Transat Jacques Vabre raceAfter six more races, rotating boats between each race, it was the crew of NEWREST-MATMUT that won!  Fabrice Amedeo and Eric Peron were delighted to have Nathalie Giloy from Team JIBESET 1 as their third crew on the winning team!

Fabrice Amedeo said, "I was surfing for the first time on a J/80. Eric was very good and we had a great teammate, Nathalie, whom we met this morning for coffee! It was fun racing!"

On Sunday, Eric and Fabrice started the 12th edition of the TJVR between Havre and Itajai in Brazil, on their IMOCA 60 ft canting-keeler.