Gilles Lamiré and Antoine Carpentier crossed the finish line of the transat jacques Vabre, on their Multi50, in winners.
Crossing the line at 05h 49mn 41s (French time), Gilles Lamiré and Antoine Carpentier offer a superb victory in Salvador de Bahia, with their trimaran, in the class Multi50. From le Havre, Gilles Lamiré had nice announce that he was coming to win, Group GCA – and a Thousand smiles was not the favorite of the bookmakers of this 14th The coffee Route. But by buying this year the ex-Pancakes Wow 3 of his first name, a plan VPLP, 2009 in the outstanding track record, the skipper from saint malo knew that he now had a weapon at the height of his ambitions.
After six years on the circuit Multi50, the one who has already pocketed in solitary the English Transat in 2016 had assistant the services of a co-skipper who is as discreet as it is effective. Already a winner at Salvador de Bahia in Class40, two years ago, alongside Maxime Sorel, Antoine Carpentier is comfortable in all media, as well as between the three buoys that the large wide.
It is a long and difficult road, we knew before the start that this would not be easy. I always have an apprehension before starting. We lived an amazing adventure, the level in the Multi50 is super high, this is my first big race with the boat. Antoine is a super marine, it helped me a lot to take in hand the boat. I have already started to look at our trace, it happened just like in a beautiful illustrated book. It has super pictures, as in the Canary islands with the gennaker pushed by 35 knots of wind. The match with Primonial where it was edge to edge, it was amazing ! We had a great strategy weather with Christian Dumard. It has super good working. He had to be happy with us because they went exactly as he told us. It is a passage to the Cape Verde extraordinary. We knew we could lose it all in the Pot-au-noir. But we had the chance, and Christian we were told where to go. Ca went great ! It is really happy to be arrived in Bahia before !