ALL-BUSINESS CLASS AIRLINE, LA COMPAGNIE, ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL AIRLINE PARTNER

Race owner and organiser OC Sport is pleased to announce ‘La Compagnie’ as Official Airline Partner to the race

30.03.2016

Race owner and organiser OC Sport is pleased to announce ‘La Compagnie’ as Official Airline Partner to the race

As we near the start of the 2016 Transat bakerly, the oldest solo ocean sailing race in the world, race owner and organiser OC Sport is pleased to announce La Compagnie as the race’s Official Airline Partner.

Ocean racing at its finest, the rigorous 3000-mile sailing competition will take sailors across the North Atlantic, starting on Monday 2nd May from Britain’s Ocean City of Plymouth, UK, and finishing in New York City at ONEº15 Booklyn Marina.

With the airline’s North Atlantic flights almost mirroring the 2016 Transat route, La Compagnie is the perfect addition to The Transat bakerly family. Offering all-business class flights between New York to London and New York to Paris, La Compagnie provides a comfortable way for athletes and spectators to fly to and from this year’s event.

An airline that promotes active lifestyle and supports athletes on both sides of the Atlantic, La Compagnie is delighted to partner with the Transat bakerly, along with other sporting events in Paris, New York and London.

For the first time in race history, Saint-Malo will host a warm up leg between France and Plymouth starting Saturday 23rd April. The fleet of 25 yachts and their solo skippers will then set sail from Plymouth on 2nd may at 1430.

The fastest boats in the fleet are expected to arrive in New York around Monday 9th May.

About The Transat bakerly:

The Transat is single-handed ocean racing at its best. Up to 3,000 miles of open water from southwest England to New York City. A challenge dominated by the progression of low pressure systems sweeping across the North Atlantic that produce the headwinds that define this classic race. To start with the fastest time was in the order of 40 days. Now the world’s top solo sailors in the world’s fastest boats can make the same passage in as little as 8 days. After skipping an edition four years ago, The Transat is back with as many as 25 boats across four classes expected on the start line off Plymouth on May 2nd 2016

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