The 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre is over. The winner of the Class 40 category is the French team of Antoine Carpentier and Maxime Sorel on tier V&B. They crossed the finish line at the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia in Brazil on 22nd November 2017. The French team did it in a clock time of 17 days, 10 hours and 44 minutes. They took off their journey and the quest for the title from Le Havre in Normandy, France.
The French team put up a grand show and had to stage battle with the 2nd and 3rd placed teams in the race. They covered the 4,350 nautical miles at an average speed of 10.40 knots. This was the theoretical course miles. The French team on their V&B actually completed 4,513 nautical miles at an average speed of 10.77 knots.
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