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Transat Jacques Vabre, 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 16th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre has been set for October 29, 2023.
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 Class40. Each class of boat has a dedicated race course. Before the start of the race, a 23,500m2 village is set up and open to all for a period of 9 days.
Logo Transat Jacques Vabre

Key figures

  • 4 classes, 4 courses, 4 winning pairs
  • 30 years of the Race
  • 100 boats and 200 skippers set sail
  • +500,000 visitors over the 9 days the village is open

Our assignments

  • Start Village Management
  • General infrastructure development
  • Management of institutional files and Grand Rassemblement
  • Setting up the safety and rescue system
  • Defining and implementing a branding plan
  • Managing partner agencies
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Design of the Transat Jacques Vabre pavilion
  • Supervision of accommodation and catering for teams
City of Le Havre stand
Departure village
Jacques Vabre stand
Skippers' departure