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Jacques Vabre Transatlantic race: and the winner is...

Published on 13 november 2017 at 0h00

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Ultim trimarans are exceptional machines, especially when they are driven hard by a pair of formidable skippers.

At the finish, Sodebo Ultim (Coville and Nélias) took the line, ahead of the brand new Edmond de Rothschild (Josse and Rouxel) with a lead of 1H 47 mn following 4,350 miles of crazy Atlantic racing!  The "flying" Ultim, Edmond de Rothschild was only just launched before the start, and  demonstrated a potential of bewildering speed but was to experience technical problems by the end of the race.  As for Thomas Coville, he's had an incredible year, taking the single-handed round the world record, the Atlantic record, and now a win in the Transat Jacques Vabre...

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