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14 x 3200

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14 x 3200

Fourteen Jeanneau SunFast 3200s set sail across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the second stage of the short-handed Transquadra race.  The 85-boat fleet departed from the Madeira Islands, off the Spanish coast, Saturday, January 24th.

The semi-annual Transquadra race is limited to double-handed and single handed entrants and is sailed in two stages. Stage one, completed last summer, was sailed from St Nazaire to the Madeira Islands. Stage two, now ready to begin, will send competitors across the Atlantic Ocean, to Le Marin, Martinique.

With 14 boats entered, the Jeanneau’s SunFast 3200 is well represented as the largest one-design fleet in the race. It’s modern performance, twin rudder, easy to handle sail plan and infusion construction, all make the SunFast 3200 a great choice for long distance, short-handed sailing. The 3200s will compete as a one-design fleet as well as race for overall race honors. Progress can be tracked in real time at http://transquadra.geovoile.com/.

The 3200 can be seen in person at the Strictly Sail Chicago show, January 29th through February 1st. Jeanneau is a French-based company that has been building innovative, forward thinking boats since 1957. Jeanneau offers a broad range of vessels including several lines of both sail and powerboats. From their traditional Sun Odyssey and DS lines of cruising sailboats, to their performance based Sun Fast models, Jeanneau is positioned to meet the needs of almost any sailor.