Transat Jacques Vabre 26.11.2017

And then there were two
The arrival of the Class40 Gras Savoye Berger Simon Obportus this morning in tenth position, left only two duos still racing. The Brazilians on Mussulo 40 Team Angola Cables have 180 miles before arriving home tomorrow morning. Two skippers have a hero’s welcome waiting for them.
The 56-year-old José Guilherme Caldas and the 32-year-old Leonardo Chicourel are one of the amateur duos in the race. A leading professor of neuroradiology in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Caldas, 56, has been a resident in Brazil for 30 years, but was born in Luanda, Angola, and is the first ever Angolan to compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre.

The duo had to manage an early setback after Mussulo 40 Team Angola Cables, diverted to Camaret-sur-Mer in Brittany 36 hours after the start, and spent 24 hours fixing their electronic problems.

Esprit Scout have just come out of the Doldrums and with more than 1,200 miles to got to Salvador de Bahia. The official routing suggests Marc Dubos and Jacques-Arnaud Seyrig should be able to taste the pleasures of Bahia on Thursday, December 1 in the late afternoon (local time/18:00 UTC), but if they want their time officially recognised they can afford no slips. The finish line will be closed on closes on December 2 at 23:19:15 UTC.


Monday, November 27

Mussulo 40 Team Angola Cables 10:00 UTC

Friday, December 1

Esprit Scout 18:00


Sunday, November 26

Eighth Sylvain Pontu and Christophe Rateau on Gustave Roussy (contre vents et cancers) at 21:55:46 (UTC)

Race time: 20 days, 09 hours 20 minutes and 46 seconds

Ninth Catherine Pourre and Benoit Hochart on Eärendil at 05:16:18

Race time: 20 days, 16 hours 41 minutes and 18 seconds

Tenth Olivier Roussey and Philippe Burger on Gras Savoye Berger Simon Obportus at 10:08:52

Race time: 20 days, 16 hours 41 minutes and 18 seconds