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Violette Dorange and Damien Guillou: A successful race in the Transat Jacques Vabre

Violette Dorange and Damien Guillou: a successful race in the Transat Jacques Vabre
The Transat Jacques Vabre, also known as the Route du Café, is a legendary maritime adventure that challenges sailors. This year, our talented skipper Violette Dorange, the race’s youngest, took up the challenge with her co-skipper Damien Guillou.

Initially scheduled to start in Le Havre on October 29, the departure was postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions. However, Violette and Damien proved their tenacity by setting sail a few days later.

The Transat Jacques Vabre challenge

The Transat Jacques Vabre is much more than a simple double-handed transatlantic race. It’s a test of endurance, skill and courage, as sailors face extreme weather conditions throughout their Atlantic crossing.

Despite the challenges and damage suffered by many skippers during the race, Violette and Damien have charted a clever alternative course. Their strategic choice preserved the IMOCA Devenir, enabling them to cross the finish line in 14 days, 21 hours and 27 minutes. Violette and Damien finished 21st in this 16th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre.

To discover Violette’s first impressions, watch her appearance on 19/45 on M6 from the 19th minute:

Congratulations to Violette and Damien for this new performance!