Victory for the Rettant-Lagravière duo in Imoca on the Transat Jacques-Vabre

Victory for the Rettant-Lagravière duo in Imoca on the Transat Jacques-Vabre
Victory for the Rettant-Lagravière duo in Imoca on the Transat Jacques-Vabre

Leaving Le Havre on November 7, Thomas Rettant had the firm desire to erase the frustration of the last Vendée Globe (6th). It is now done, under the Caribbean sun. The 40-year-old Northerner and his co-skipper Morgan Lagravière (34) cut the line in winners this Thursday at 9:48 minutes and 10 seconds in Martinique (14 hours 48 minutes and 10 seconds, metropolitan time), after 18 days 1 hour 21 minutes and 10 seconds to cover the 5,800 miles.

At the forefront from the first rounds of this 15th edition of the Transat Jacques-Vabre, the two sailors won the thrilling match that pitted them against the Charlie Dalin-Paul Meilhat tandems (Apivia) and Jérémie Beyou-Christopher Pratt (Charal), expected overnight from Thursday to Friday in Martinique.

Speed, good options and optimal trajectories

In the lead from Cape Verde, they never gave up, widening the gap thanks to the winning cocktail combining speed, good options and optimal trajectories. From the Fernando de Noronha archipelago off Brazil, nothing seemed to be able to hold them back as they seemed to master their exercise.

Fifth in the Jacques-Vabre in 2019 with Antoine Koch, Thomas Rettant, winner of the Mini Transat in 2009 and the Route du Rhum in 2010 in Class40, achieved his first great success in Imoca. His association with Morgan Lagravière quickly proved fruitful.

Complices and complementary, they have managed to set up an operation of formidable efficiency on a monohull. LinkedOut at maturity who had already demonstrated his full speed potential and his flight capacities on numerous occasions.

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