We are a mere 8 days from the start of this transatlantic race. Below a short history of the race taken from their home page.
THE TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE STORY
In its 24 years of existence, the bi-annual Transat Jacques Vabre has managed to establish itself as the toughest and longest-running two-handed transat. The race is equally revered by the sailors and an enthralled public, reaffirming its relevance and the investment of its partners with each edition. The original concept is simple: the source of this great race is an historical route: the coffee route. It is an event with an expert mix of tastes, vintages, aromas and characters.
I am looking forward to follow the race. On October 27th three different classes of boats (Class 40, Multi 50, Imo 60) will depart France (Le Havre) direction Brazil (Salvador de Bahia*).
*By the way, I almost moved there for work a few years ago. In the end I did not but I had a few opportunities to go there.