Due the current pandemic, the Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE organisers OC Sport Pen Duick have been forced to cancel the 15th edition of this double-handed transatlantic race which was due to start on the 19thApril 2020. Taking place every two years, this is a two-week race from Concarneau on the French Brittany coast, to Saint Barts in the West Indies. The 2020 edition of the race would have seen the introduction of the latest generation Figaro Bénéteau 3.

However the virtual race is proceeding, and started as scheduled. CBYA members can enter the event, via the wonders of modern technology, and race against many of the sailors who would have been participating in the actual race.

CBYA members can  join the race via the Virtual Regatta platform.

Currently four CBYA yachts are participating:

  1. Jumbuck (Skipper: John Allison)

  2. Arnie 2 (Skipper: Dave Reid)

  3. Jemila (Skipper: Samir Chami)

  4. Rubber Duck 1 (Skipper:Hugh Epsom)

You can join the race at anytime, and develop your offshore racing skills. Just click HERE and register.

So unless you have lots of other Lock-Down stuff to do, why not give it a try?

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer