The World Sailing Show – December 2019
Published on December 2nd, 2019
From non-stop around the world racers, to Olympic campaigns; from seasoned professionals, to grass roots sailors, The World Sailing Show provides a monthly view of the racing world. Here’s the December 2019 show synopsis:
Four huge Ultim Trimarans go head to head in brutal conditions for the first edition of the Brest Atlantiques Race. Skippered by some of the biggest names in world sailing the race takes the two-man crews from the French west coast to Brazil, then down to Cape Town and back up to the finish in Brest.
The PWA crown their new World Champions in the Wave discipline in Maui. Will 2019 see the end of a 20 year dominance by the Moreno twin sisters?
Transat Jacques Vabre
Fifty-nine boats lined up for the start of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the longest and toughest double-handed transatlantic race. Three classes skippered by some of the world’s top oceanic sailors lined up at the start in le Havre, France.For many in the IMOCA class it’s a vital stepping stone on the campaign for the 2020 Vendee Globe.
A new type of windsurf will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The iFoil has been announced as the new class that will be contested in Marseilles, the sailing venue for Paris 2024.
Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport
French off-shore legend Francis Joyon has set himself four challenges in Asia. The 63-year-old has achieved his first – breaking his own speed record from Port St Louis in Brittany, France to Port St Louis, Mauritius aboard his 31.5 metre trimaran IDEC Sport.