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what it costs

This is a pretty good look at costs to run a Class 40 program, thanks to Regate.com

The Transat Jacques Vabre is one of the major events in the world of offshore racing. Organized every two years, this race doubles in France to join Brazil. From Le Havre to Salvador de Bahia, this 4350-mile course offers a succession of technical weather passes .

This race attracts many skippers in the different classes. On the starting line, we find Class40, IMOCA and Multi50 and sometimes Ultimes. If they were present in 2017, we will not find them in 2019.

The Class40 is the most accessible, but what is the budget necessary to participate in this race still sometimes nicknamed the “Route du Café”? The skipper Louis Duc, one of the tenors of the Class40 revealed to us the costs caused by the transatlantic race. Read on.

Written by Charly Fernbach .