All seven Ocean Fifty multihulls have now finished the Transat Jacques Vabre. And we have a winner in the esports version of the race.
Whilst Primonial may have won the trans-Atlantic race, the Diamond Rock Trophy went to Solidaires en peloton-Arsep co-skippered by Thibaut Vauchel-Camus and Frédéric Duthil.
The trophy is awarded to the fastest boat on the final stretch of the race. As the race-boats approach Martinique they must pass the famous landmark of Diamond Rock that also marks the start of the timed sprint to the finish line. Solidaires en peloton-Arsep completed the sprint in 43 minutes and 32 seconds. They finished the actual transat race in 4th place.
Results of Diamond Rock Trophy in Ocean Fifty:
1. Solidaires en peloton - Arsep (Thibaut Vauchel-Camus - Frédéric Duthil): 43'32
2. Les P'tits Doudous (Armel Tripon - Benoit Marie) : 54'22
3. Arkema 4 (Quentin Vlamynck - Lalou Roucayrol) : 1h03'46
eSailing race winner
After 17 days we have the first class winner in the Virtual Regatta Transat Jacques Vabre race.
Thanks to a great comeback from the Doldrums PassTaga-BSP crossed the line as the winner in the Ultime class. Gameuro 974-EZ and rija2 were second and third respectively. The majority of the 300,000 esailing skippers are still at sea and will continue to flock across the finish line over the next few days.
Winner, PassTaga-BSP has followed an incredible rise to fame; 2nd in the Rolex Fastnet Race, winner of a leg of the Solitaire du Figaro, and now a Transat Jacques Vabre race victory. All this in just one year since taking up the game. What’s the secret to success? “A lot of investment, in terms of time and hours of sleep sacrificed and then the almost constant desire to optimise every element that can be optimised. A pinch of success, and that's it!”
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