October 31, 2019
Brest Atlantiques: start on Sunday!
Three days later, in Brest (France), the Brest Atlantiques, the new Ultim class maxi trimarans super race, will start. Distance – 14,000 nautical miles.
Four trimarans will take part in the race under the guidance of famous skippers – MACIF (Francois Gabard), Actual Leader (Yves le Bleve), Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (Frank Kamma) and Sodebo Ultim 3 (Tom Coville).
The start, as you already know, will be given on Sunday afternoon in Brest. Further – across the Atlantic to the coast of Brazil. There, the trimarans will have to go around the Kagarras Islands (five kilometers from Rio) and head for South Africa, and after reaching it, bypass Robben Island (12 kilometers from Cape Town) – then turn back to Brest.
Each crew consists of three people, and one of them is a reporter, who must regularly post news and photographs to the Network. He has no right to control the trimaran.
There is no doubt that Brest Atlantiques will be an exciting race that millions of sail lovers will follow (including you and me). Anyway – an amazing November awaits us.
Judge for yourself. Transatlantic race Transat Jacques Vabre is in full swing. At the max trimaran IDEC SPORT rushes to the island of Mauritius the famous Francis Jouillon – in the hope of improving his own world record. Very soon participants of the Mini-Transat race will go to their second stage – including Irina Gracheva and Fedor Druzhinin. And then there's Brest Atlantiques.
In general, cheer!
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