Thursday, October 25, 2007

Groupama 2 ready

Transat Jacques Vabre
Eight edition of the unique double-handed race on the 60' multihull program. Same course as previous editions: starting from Le Havre, crossing the Equator, and 4,500 miles later, a finishing under the tropical colours of Salvador de Bahia.
Franck Cammas and Stève Ravussin reunited for their 3rd Transat Jacques Vabre.Franck's crew member from 1998 to 2003, Stève Ravussin is back in Team Groupama. Watch captain and helmsman on board Groupama 3, the Swiss Stève Ravussin was also chosen by Franck Cammas to be his co-skipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre, main event of the 2007 ORMA season.
It is a great opportunity for the two men to get together again. Their first participation goes back to 1999, when the finishing line was in Cartagena (Columbia). They finished 2nd, behind Loïck Peyron and Frank Proffit. Two years later, in 2001, they left Le Havre once again, heading that time to Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). They finished first.
Very close onshore, complementary offshore... On November 4th, Franck and Stève will be one of the favourite duos for the 8th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. -