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Transat Jacques Vabre

The Transat Jacques Vabre, is the longest and most demanding transatlantic duo race. It was created in 1993 by the city of Le Havre and the Jacques Vabre brand and is co-organized by the Normandy region. The world's best sailors compete every two years. The start of the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre was given on 7th November 2021.
Le Havre

The event

This sailing race, which follows the Route du Café, linked the port of Le Havre to the bay of Fort-de-France in Martinique for the first time. Four types of yacht compete in this race: Ultimates, Ocean Fifty, Imoca and Class40s. Each class of boat has a dedicated race course. Before the start of the race, a 23,500m2 village was set up and open to all for a period of 10 days.
Logo Transat Jacques Vabre

Key figures

  • 79 boats, 158 skippers and 3 race courses
  • 23,500m2 for the Start Village with 75 exhibitors
  • +250 people mobilized before, during and after the event
  • +500,000 visitors to the village
  • 11 million TV viewers in France

Our assignments

  • Operations Management
  • Production of the Départ village in Le Havre
  • Management of the large gathering file
  • Mooring plan and nautical structure management
  • Management of private and public partnerships
  • Management of the partner agencies (hospitality, village, travel)
  • Design and management of the official pavilion
  • Defining the branding and signage plan
  • An accreditation system adapted to the event
  • Emergency and safety management
  • Management of the crisis conditions (social tensions in Martinique and Covid-19)
  • Supporting our counterparts in Martinique
Bateaux stationnés au port
Port du Havre de nuit
Port du havre vu du ciel
Prise de photos de nuit
Les équipes techniques en zodiac
Départ de la course au Havre