Lorient, France (July 17, 2015) – Vincent Beauvarlet and Vincent Lantin will attempt a historic transat between Lorient, France, and St-Barth, on a Multi 23 trimaran with no cabin and no assistance. The two sailors intend to complete the 3,800-nautical-mile crossing in 20 days and do what no other sailor has ever tried before.
“It’s a challenge that will push us well beyond our physical and mental limits, in constantly changing sea conditions,” says Beauvarlet. “The boat will be put to test during this transat, although we have reinforced and solidified it to make it suitable for an ocean transat.”
Departure from Lorient today is scheduled for 2 p.m. local time at Cité de la voile. Weather conditions will be changing, with thermic winds at the start, a lot of transitions before Cap Finistère and very little wind in the Gascogne Gulf. The conditions should get better as the sailors move towards their final destination.
VINCENT BEAUVARLET is a jack of all trades, always pushing the boundaries of everything he takes on. The talented windsurfer from Guadeloupe was world champion in RaceBoard in the 1990s.
VINCENT LANTIN has been active in offshore racing for 15 years. A 100% self-taught master-of-all-trades, he has collaborated with a number of with skippers, including those of ORMA trimarans. He recently sailed on his first Route du Rhum in Class40.
Photos by Christophe Launay.