Britain’s 40 Degrees completes the Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 podium in third place
Hannah Jenner (GBR) and Jesse Naimark-Rowse (USA) on the 40 Degrees crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica this Friday 25 November at 18 h 22 mn 14 s, UTC/GMT or 12 h 022 mn 14 s, local time in Puerto Limon.
After taking a clever routing to the north of the Azores high pressure system the British-American duo have come off best of a long duel with their Norwegian counterparts on Solo, Rune Aasberg and Simen Lovgren who took the same, northerly routeing
The elapsed time for the 4730 miles theoretical course is 23 days 04 h 22m 14s at an average speed of 8.50 kts. Their course actually sailed is measured at 5264 miles at an average speed of 9.46kts.