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#NSVICTORYLIST: TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE
Doublehanded IMOCAS Take On The Atlantic Trade Route
Originally in 1993, the TJV was a race that was solo, but since 1995 has turned into a race for double-handed duo’s who are itching to tackle the historical maritime Atlantic trade route from Le Havre, France to Cartegna, Columbia.
The Transat Jacques Vabre is a true testament to offshore sailing and perseverance, with an 4,350 mile-long race track, anything is possible, and anything can be expected. From structural breakdowns to UFO’s, and major wipeouts that can turn the boat 360 in a matter of seconds without warning, the challenges of the TJV is what keeps these doublehanded duo’s coming back for more each edition.
North clients filled eight of the top ten IMOCA overall after 4,350 miles of non-stop racing, highlighting the talent and the importance of having the best equipment for offshore sailing. After seeing our clients success in the second official offshore race for the Imoca class for both foiling and retro-fitted foiling hulls, we know that teams are ready to take on the Vendee Globe next year. North 3Di sails were put to the test again here in the 14th edition of the TJV, and shined brightly throughout the race. The race results speak for themselves, and after the Defi-Azimut, which was just the beginning, we know that our clients are up for their next offshore challenge.
As we set our sights on the Vendee Globe next year, we acknowledge the importance of client-designer relationships that help us better understand what is needed to raise the bar in performance, and we will continue to refine products for the IMOCA class to assure that clients are equipped with the best possible sail products so they can perform at the highest level.