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Transat St-Barth - Port-la-Forêt
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Transat St-Barth - Port-la-Forêt

Start 6th december

Singlehanded transatlantic race - 3,400 theoretical miles - from St Barths (French West Indies) to Port-la-Forêt (Finistère, Brittany) organized by Imoca Ocean Masters after the Transat Jacques Vabre Race.

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Victory for Sébastien Josse aboard Edmond de Rothschild

Only days away from Christmas, Sébastien Josse has just treated the members of Gitana Team, the offshore racing stable founded some 15 years ago by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, to a very fine gift. Indeed, on crossing the finish line this Wednesday 16 December at 20:18 GMT, after 10 days 5 hours 18 minutes and 17 seconds at sea, the solo sailor takes the win in the Transat Saint-Barth Port-la-Forêt and also qualifies for the Vendée Globe. It's a perfect scenario that the five-arrow team could...

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15 December
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At the gateway to the Bay of Biscay

Leading the fleet in the Transat Saint-Barth - Port-la-Forêt, Sébastien Josse is continuing to go it alone. Positioned 450 miles from the coast of Finistere at 18:00 GMT, the skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is having a boisterous journey to complete his transatlantic race, with a weather scenario that only the Bay of Biscay holds the secret to! In the wake of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild, the fleet of Imocas has not been spared, as much as a result of the damage as the weather conditions,...

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13 December
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New wagon

The Transat Saint-Barth - Port-la-Forêt fleet left Gustavia just a week ago, on Sunday 6 December at 15:00 GMT. In the space of seven days, the atmosphere has completely changed on the decks of the seven competing monohulls! The Caribbean heat has gradually given way to the train of lows rolling across the North Atlantic and the solo sailors have had to exchange shorts and T-Shirts for fleeces and foulies. Whilst those favouring a southerly route are enduring their first low and are currently in...

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11 December
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Leading the way to the Azores

After five days of racing, Sébastien Josse heading the fleet since the opening miles of the race is set to cross the virtual midway mark this evening. Having covered 1,876 miles over the ground at an average speed of 15.2 knots, the skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild can certainly feel satisfied with his progress in the first part of the race. Indeed, at the 19:00 GMT position report, the solo sailor was maintaining a fast pace and really making an impression! Looking at the numbers, he...

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09 December
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Edmond de Rothschild in the right wagon

Having set off from Gustavia on Sunday at 15:00 GMT, the Transat Saint-Barth - Port-la-Forêt fleet is continuing to pick its way along the North Atlantic and will already begin to attack its fourth day at sea this afternoon. Leading the way from the opening miles, Sébastien Josse is holding on firmly to his position despite the effects of the high pressure, which are not always to the taste of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild. This start to the race comes as confirmation, if it were needed, that...

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07 December
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Leading the way in the tradewinds

After setting sail from Gustavia yesterday afternoon (15:00 GMT), the Transat Saint-Barth - Port-la-Forêt fleet has set a course northwards to initiate its negotiation of the Azores High and hook onto a train of Atlantic lows, a change of system synonymous with a veritable launch pad on the route home. After a lively start in squalls that are so characteristic of the West Indies at this time of year, the six solo sailors* have managed to gently find their feet in this race thanks to a steady tradewind....

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06 December
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Edmond de Rothschild, ready for a debut performance

Start day in Gustavia! The Transat Saint-Barth Port-la-Forêt set sail this Sunday 6 December at 15:00 GMT. A fleet of seven Imocas following Guéguiner's withdrawal on Friday will be vying for supremacy in their negotiation of the North Atlantic. Ahead of the solo sailors lie nearly 3,400 nautical miles and some varied, albeit ideal weather conditions for a gentle introduction to proceedings prior to getting into the thick of things once they hook onto the train of Atlantic lows. At the helm...

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03 December
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Sébastien Josse back down to business

After a delivery trip of around ten days, the crew of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is expected into Gustavia marina, St Barths, tonight. In this way, Sébastien Josse, the skipper of the latest addition to the Gitana fleet, will have just 48 hours to get everything shipshape aboard and switch to solo mode before setting sail for Brittany on Sunday. Indeed, it is on 6 December at 15:00 GMT (11:00hrs local time), that the sailor will take the start of his first solo transatlantic at the helm of...

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