Qq images du départ en attendant le montage... by overlapprod
As most certainly will know this is a Transat solo or duo race for amateur sailors (at least 40 years old) with sailboats below a given limit of IRC rating. Mostly small fast boats (31/36ft) with some bigger comparatively slower boats on the mix...lots of boats, over a hundred.
The second leg started 3 days ago and they have been sailing fast with 20/25K steady winds and that has been taking a toll on the boats: Two boats lost the mast, one ripped the main sail and another with one of the rudders broken.You can follow the race on the tracker here:
And on the news, that unfortunately are only in French:
Some great movies from the first leg of the race (St Nazaire/Madeira or Barcelona/Madeira):