19-02-2021 - News

La Transat en Double – Concarneau - Saint-Barthélemy to start on May 9 2021

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An unmissable event for sailors, La Transat en Double is confirmed to return in 2021. The event, which for 30 years has allowed double-handed skippers, professionals and amateurs to compete on the Atlantic on equal terms, will start from Concarneau, France on May 9 and set a course for Saint-Barthélemy, in the Caribbean.

The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the global health crisis and it returns as a flagship race of the French Elite Offshore Racing Championship. The determination and the will of all those involved, including institutional partners, the Figaro Bénéteau Class, sailors and the organizer OC Sport Pen Duick, made it possible to quickly consider holding a new edition in 2021 in compliance with the measures and health conditions that will be in force in the spring. Everyone is impatiently waiting to reconnect with the emotions and the high sporting level that sets this event apart.

A first Transat for the Figaro Bénéteau 3

The 2021 edition of La Transat en Double will be the first transatlantic race for Figaro Bénéteau 3 class. Starting from Concarneau, via a waypoint in the Canaries near La Palma, before heading for the West Indies, this non-stop, 3,890-mile race will bring together a mix of professionals and amateurs, men and women, rookies and experienced, all eager to prove themselves on this racecourse, and in the Figaro 3.

With around two months until the start, fifteen double-handed teams have already signed up, including Martin Le Pape and Yann Eliès (Stargardt Foundation), Tom Laperche and Loïs Berrehar (Bretagne CMB Performance) and Estelle Greck and Laurent Givry (RLC Sailing).

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