Brest Atlantiques – start postponed

Brest Atlantiques 2019 – De Brest a Brest via Rio de Janeiro et Cap Town sans escale – Les Trimarans de la Classe Ultim 32/23 a Brest le 24/10/2019

After having studied the evolution of the weather situation over the past few days, the organisers of Brest Atlantiques, in agreement with the sailors and owners, have decided to postpone the start of the race, initially scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at 13:02 from Brest.

“A strong gale is expected from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, generating very heavy seas in the Bay of Biscay with 8 metre waves forecast, it was not reasonable to launch the “Ultim” trimarans in these conditions,” says race director Jacques Caraës.

Managing Director of Brest Ultim Sailing, the organising company of Brest Atlantiques, Emmanuel Bachellerie adds: “We naturally regret being forced to postpone the start, for local authorities, for owners, for the public and especially for sailors who were preparing to leave, but it was not possible to do otherwise, it is the nature of our sport. Taking the maximum precautions for the safety of the sailors and the integrity of boats is the top priority.”

The date of departure will be announced as soon as possible by the organisers. “We will take the first available window,” says Emmanuel Bachellerie.

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