City of Plymouth confirmed as start venue for The Transat 2020
Britain's Ocean City, Plymouth, has won the bid to host the start of the next edition of The Transat in 2020.
As one race finishes the next is confirmed
As The Transat bakerly came to an end the race owner and organiser, OC Sport Pen Duick, confirm that it will be in the calendar for 2020
Hiroshi Kitada becomes the first Japanese sailor to complete The Transat bakerly
Kitada realises his dream of crossing the Atlantic, completing the notorious 3,050 mile race from Plymouth to New York at 07:33 BST
Anna-Maria Renken becomes the only female sailor to complete The Transat bakerly 2016
Renken crosses finish line after 21 days, 13 hours, 19 minutes and 25 seconds at sea
Anna-Maria nears the end of her incredible journey
"I cried this morning just thinking about what I have achieved."
Word from the docks this morning
Edouard Golbery and Robin Marais arrive in 4th and 5th and give us the low down.
Robin Marais is the fifth Class40 to make it to New York
Espirit Scout brings the total number of Class40s to finish in New York to five
Golbery arrives in the Big Apple fourth in the Class40 division
At 08:33:30 BST today, Région Normandie skipper Edouard Golbery crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at Sandy Hook
Phil Sharp: To hell and back in The Transat bakerly
“The race was always going to be tough, but I didn’t know it was going to be that tough,”
NEWSFLASH: British skipper Phil Sharp beats the odds to finish third in the Class40 fleet
Sharp covered a total of 3798nm of the Atlantic, with an average speed of 8.32 knots to finish third in the Class40 division
Louis Duc’s gamble in the south sees him finish second in New York City - Bravo Louis
Today, Louis Duc aboard Carac crossed The Transat bakerly finish line second in the Class40 division.
Sweet victory for Vauchel-Camus in a hard-fought Class40 battle
The 37-year-old Frenchman was this morning celebrating the biggest win of his career
NEWSFLASH: Thibaut Vauchel-Camus races to Class40 victory in the Big Apple
At 03:12 BST, Solidaires en Peloton-ARSEP skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus won the Class40 division
Pierre Antoine celebrates his podium position beneath the twinkling Manhattan skyline
French skipper Pierre Antoine crossed The Transat bakerly finish line at Sandy Hook off New York in the early hours of this morning
Erik Nigon concludes the Multi50 arrivals in New York
At 09:02:33 BST, Erik Nigon aboard Vers un Monde Sans Sida concluded the Multi50 arrivals in New York
Olmix completes the Multi50 podium
At 11:59:23 EDT on Thursday 19th May, Olmix skipper Pierre Antoine crossed The Transat bakerly finish line.
Olmix hits the Atlantic expressway en route to the finish line
The French skipper now has a 65nm lead on Nigon with an anticipated arrival time in Manhattan of 06:00 BST tomorrow.
The Atlantic takes its toll on the fleet as Loïck Peyron heads for home
The next competitor expected to arrive in New York is Erik Nigon
Lalou Roucayrol is the second Multi50 to New York, complete with broken daggerboard
Arkema finishes second in New York City
Word from the fleet
Hiroshi Kitada (Kiho), Pierre Antoine (Olmix), Edouard Golbery (Région Normandie), Anna-Maria Renken (Nivea) and Phil Sharp (Imerys)
Loïck Peyron’s tribute to Tabarly is cut short
Peyron's nostalgic voyage from Plymouth to New York has come to an end following damage to the boat
Gilles Lamire scores the first big win of his pro sailing career
Gilles Lamire had not expected to win the Multi50 class in The Transat bakerly but he did exactly that yesterday.
Newsflash: Jean-Pierre Dick completes IMOCA 60 podium
French sailor Jean-Pierre Dick crossed the finish line of The Transat bakerly off New York today in the early hours of this morning at 02:58
Joschke officially retires
The Franco-German sailor Isabelle Joschke has officially retired from The Transat bakerly
Newsflash: Lamire romps home to claim the honours in the Multi50s
Lamire completes his first big win in professional sailing
Le Cleac’h puts a marker down for the Vendée Globe
Le Cleac’h takes his first victory in the IMOCA 60 class for a decade
PRB arrives in New York
Vincent Riou crossed the finish line of The Transat bakerly off New York today at 14:20 local time
NEWSFLASH: Le Cleac’h takes a convincing win in The Transat bakerly IMOCA 60 class
French sailor Armel Le Cleac’h crossed the finish line of The Transat bakerly off New York today at 11:27 local time.
Newsflash: Richard Tolkien boards cargo ship in mid-Atlantic
British sailor Richard Tolkien has abandoned his yacht and boarded the Cargo Ship ANTON TOPIC
An update from the Class40 front runners
With less than 1,000 miles to NYC, the Class40 front runners give us their latest thoughts
Joschke suffers damage to her boat
Joschke is currently assessing her options with her shore team in the north-Atlantic after she discovered structural damage to the bow area
Yves Le Blevec is the third Ultime skipper to conquer the Atlantic
Le Blevec successfully crossed the Atlantic with no issues aboard Actual in a time of 10 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes and 59 seconds
Actual arrives in New Yrok
Yves Le Blevec crosses finish line after 10days, 12hours 15min, 59seconds
With two days to go, Le Cléac’h professes himself happy with his foiler
The IMOCA 60 battle has been dominated by the duel between Armel Le Cleac’h on the foiler Banque Populaire and Vincent Riou aboard PRB
The next boat expected in NYC - Team Actual
Yves Le Blevec's current ETA is 0400 BST Friday morning.
Coville makes it to New York as runner-up in the Ultime class
Coville put on an astonishing display of big boat solo racing as he matched Gabart for much of the voyage
Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016 and wins the Ultime class
Gabart crosses the finish line after 8 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes and 39 seconds
NEWSFLASH: Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016
Macif, crosses The Transat bakerly finish line at 18:24 EDT (22:24 GMT) this evening off New York
Light airs delays Gabart’s finish on Macif
The Frenchman’s ETA currently forecast for around 21:00 BST (16:00 EDT) this evening.
The endgame for Macif as Loick ploughs on through a cold northerly gale
Alone and by some way the most easterly and most northerly boat, Loick Peyron is ploughing on on board Eric Tabarly’s old ketch Pen Duick II
Macif on track for race record smash
The current routing is showing Gabart’s estimated time of arrival as tomorrow at 1300 EDT (1800 BST)
British sailor Phil Sharp takes his penalty in the middle of nowhere
British sailor Phil Sharp is this afternoon taking his penalty in The Transat bakerly
Fast conditions in the south, rough seas left over from the storm in the north
The skippers in the south in shorts and T-shirts and zipping across the ocean, while in the north they are still being thrown about the boat
All hail Isabelle in The Transat bakerly
The Franco-German sailor Isabelle Joschke has had an extraordinary 36 hours in The Transat bakerly
Six hour time penalty for Sharp
The stop-go penalty still leaves the British skipper with a chance of reconnecting with the rest of the Class40 fleet.
The toughest night at sea yet in The Transat bakerly
The Transat bakerly skippers last night faced their toughest and roughest night of the 3,050-mile race yet.
Time to batten down the hatches in The Transat bakerly
Even the mouse on St Michel-Virbac goes into hiding as the storm hits....
The word from the water
Francois Gabart, Louis Duc, Lalou Roucayrol, Anna-Maria Renken, Jean-Pierre Dick, Phil Sharp, Vincent Riou and Thomas Coville
A breathtaking show as the battle of the giants continues in The Transat bakerly
With an average speed of 25 knots, the Ultimes take it in turns to swallow up the lead
Coville just misses out on 24-hour solo distance record in The Transat bakerly
Thomas Coville came within less than 10 miles of setting a new solo 24-hour distance world record
Quotes from the water
We speak to Yves Le Blevec, Louis Duc, Erik Nigon, François Gabart and Thomas Coville
The calm before the storm in The Transat bakerly
The 21 solo sailors still racing on the third day of The Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York are now spread out on a north-south axis
Giant trimarans rampaging at the head of The Transat bakerly fleet
The battle rages on, two fighting for the top in each class
Top IMOCA skipper retires as damage takes its toll on The Transat bakerly fleet
The Transat bakerly is living up to its reputation as one of the toughest challenges in professional sport
NEWSFLASH: Mainsail damage for Sébastien Josse on Edmond de Rothschild forces retirement
Josse en route to Vigo in Galicia, Spain
NEWSFLASH: Float damage for Erwan Le Roux in The Transat bakerly
Erwan was leading The Transat bakerly Multi50 fleet when the incident occurred
The full day’s round up - Tuesday 3rd May
The Transat bakerly is already featuring some classic battles.
Solo yachtsman crashes into containership on the second day of The Transat bakerly
Maxime Sorel heads for the French coast after collision
Newsflash: VandB collides with cargo ship – skipper safe and uninjured
Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB
Potential TSS zone violation
British skipper Phil Sharp appears to have sailed through a traffic separation scheme
Downwind and heading south as fast as possible is the game in the early stages
After their first night at sea the 25 boats are spread out over 100 miles of ocean with the leaders now well into the Bay of Biscay
The Transat bakerly 2016 sets sail on one of the greatest race courses of them all
The 25 boats in The Transat bakerly 2016 fleet set sail today on one of the great races in solo sailing
It starts today
The atmosphere throughout the Race Village was one of anticipation and a deep respect for the brave men and women about to take on the race
THE TRANSAT BAKERLY STARTS TOMORROW
Twenty-four competitive entries, plus Loick Peyron sailing Pen Duick II, will start the race all together outside of Plymouth breakwater
Race The Transat bakerly with Virtual Regatta and follow the fleet online
This year sailing enthusiasts will be able to compete in their own North Atlantic battle from the comfort of their own armchairs
Fleece & oilskin mandatory! Northerly route looking quickest
Two days out from the start, plotting a northerly course could see the Ultimes finish in 8 days 8 hours
A WARM RECEPTION FOR THE TRANSAT BAKERLY SKIPPERS IN PLYMOUTH
The crowds were out to enjoy the sounds of the Ocean City Jazz n Blues festival and marvel at The Transat bakerly fleet
History set to come roaring to life
Thomas Coville is one of three skippers who will roar off the start line in the Ultime class on May 2nd.
The Transat bakerly education programme starts today
First to take part in the programme were third year Princess Yacht building apprentices from City College Plymouth
THE TRANSAT BAKERLY DOCKS INTO BRITAIN’S OCEAN CITY
To coincide with the arrival of The Transat bakerly the city of Plymouth has rolled out a plethora of public entertainment.
They’re off on the inaugural Warm-up to The Transat bakerly 2016
A fleet of 20 racing yachts and their skippers, plus guest crew, set sail from Saint-Malo this evening bound for Plymouth
Loick Peyron’s Slow Road to New York City
This type of transatlantic voyage was something Peyron had wanted to do for a while
WHAT THEY SAID – The Warm-Up
We asked The Transat bakerly skippers about the introduction of the pre-race leg from Saint-Malo to Plymouth and here is what they said...
The Transat bakerly fleet gathers in Saint-Malo for the first ever pre-race Warm-Up to Plymouth
For the first time in the history of the solo classic the race is preceded by a non-timed, pre-start warm-up from Saint-Malo to Plymouth.
Warming up for the warm-up in Saint-Malo
Things are about to hot up in Saint-Malo, with just 48 hours until the start of the first Transat warm-up in leg history.
RALF TECH becomes Official Timekeeper of The Transat bakerly 2016
Extreme marine events watch brand RALF TECH is announced as the official timekeeper of The Transat bakerly
PHIL SHARP ANNOUNCED AS THIRD BRITISH SKIPPER RACING THE TRANSAT BAKERLY 2016
Phil Sharp has today confirmed that he will compete in the 14th Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust becomes The Transat bakerly’s official UK race charity
OC Sport is pleased to announce The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as the official UK race charity of The Transat bakerly, 2016
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
THE TRANSAT 2016 WELCOMES BAKERLY AS TITLE PARTNER
The Transat has a new title sponsor in the French pastry company, bakerly.
Blue Marine Foundation named as official race charity for The Transat 2016
The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), is today announced as the official race charity of The Transat, 2016.
Hiroshi Kitada – The Transat’s first Japanese competitor
The Transat’s first Japanese competitor, Hiroshi Kitada is also the first Japanese sailor to compete in the Class40.
Offshore racing legend Vincent Riou signs up for The Transat 2016
The Transat is pleased to announce ocean racing legend Vincent Riou (PRB) will once again be on start line in Plymouth.
COUNTING DOWN, 100 DAYS TO THE START OF THE TRANSAT
In 100 days time, a growing fleet of first-class ocean racers and fearless adventurers will set sail as part of The Transat
THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED
Due to popular demand, the closing date for The Transat entries has been extended. Teams who wish to still enter the race now have until Jan