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Tune In With North Sails Sunday October 27th

📸 James Tomlinson

Tomorrow, Sunday October 27th, 27 Class40s, three Multi50s and 30 IMOCAs will set off on a 4,350-mile ride from Le Havre, France across the Atlantic to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. Initiated in 1993, the Transat Jacques Vabre is held every two years and has become a major landmark event for double-handed sailors. This regatta has finished in a variety of destinations since its initiation, which includes Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, and Itajai, Brazil. The 2019 edition has returned to Salvador and in just one day clients will set off from La Havre to battle for a new race record and first place trophy. 

Le Havre is located on the Atlantic ocean and is the largest town in Normandy. It has a deep-water marina that can be accessed 24-hours a day, no matter the tide, and the sailing area itself serves up excellent conditions with thermals that can challenge sailors to the best of their abilities. 

Teams are patiently waiting dockside, and are chomping at the bit to get on the water for the ultimate battle of the fall season. Follow us on Facebook for front row seats to all the action. All of us at North Sails are looking forward to seeing this race unfold over the next two weeks. 

Get your front row tickets with us this Sunday, as North Sails has teamed up with sailing photographer James Tomlinson to give you a unique point of view on the ground in Le Havre. Watch our Instagram Stories @north_sails  for the start of this much-anticipated Atlantic double-handed race. See you there!

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Other ways to catch the action on official race channels:

@transatjacquesvabre on Instagram

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📸 Jean-Marie Liot/Alea