Saturday, 28 November 2009

TJV: Groupe Bel Air Finishes Third

Kito de Pavant (FRA) and François Gabart (FRA) on Groupe Bel. Image copyright Gilles Martin-Raget.

by Régis Lerat

Breaking the finish line at 17:33:32hrs UTC Tuesday 24th November (1137hrs local time, Costa Rica) after sailing for 16d 4hrs 2 mins 30 seconds at an average speed of 12.18 knots since leaving Le Havre on Sunday 8th November, Kito de Pavant (FRA) and François Gabart (FRA) took second place in the IMOCA Open 60 class in the ninth edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre two handed Transatlantic race. Groupe Bel sailed a distance of 5317 miles and finished 8 hours 40 minutes and 20 seconds behind the Class winner Safran.

Transat Jacques Vabre

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