Meet our partners. We are proud to be in partnership with these exceptional cities and companies. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you for choosing The Transat.

Title Partner

Bakerly Bakerly logo

Founded in 2015, bakerly, is a new consumer brand but it shares with The Transat a common path - both The Transat and bakerly are crossing the Atlantic. Bakerly is a US subsidiary of the French industrial food group Norac. With bakerly, American consumers can now experience crêpes, brioches, and croissants made without additives or preservatives. With a warm-up from St Malo to the race start at Plymouth and then finishing New York 3,000 miles later, The Transat bakerly follows the strategic path of the bakerly brand – created in France, established in Britain and today setting foot in America.

Official Partners

La Compagnie La Compagnie logo

La Compagnie is an all-business-class boutique airline operating transatlantic flights between Paris and New York as well as between London and New York. With just 74 lie-flat seats, a refined cuisine and prices 30 to 50% lower than the competitors, La Compagnie revolutionized the business class experience as it always meant to be. With rates starting from £1,000/$1,600/ 1300€, La Compagnie is for those who want to enjoy an exclusive business-class cabin at smart price. More than 60 000 passengers have already enjoyed it since its creation on July 2014. The perfect way to meet the skippers when they arrive in New York.

Host Venue Partners

Saint-Malo Saint-Malo logo

The history of The Transat and the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe are both closely entwined, and the town of Saint- Malo is honoured to be hosting The Transat fleet for the first time in 2016. For the first time in The Transat’s long history, Saint-Malo will host a “warm-up leg” between France and the start line in Plymouth. The pre-race passage will be an exciting event and we look forward to presenting The Transat fleet in the “Fosse aux Lions”. It will be a fantastic event.


The iconic sea-faring City of Plymouth (UK), known as Britain’s Ocean City, will host the next edition of The Transat in 2016, ensuring that The Transat, the successor for professional sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR in 1960, will start from its historic ‘home’ of Plymouth on Monday, 2nd May 2016. Councillor Peter Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: “We’re over the moon that OC Sport has selected Plymouth as the host venue for The Transat in 2016. Businesses in the city have rallied to support our bid and we’re looking forward to staging a spectacular and memorable event in the race’s historic home.” “We’ll be working to create a real regatta feel for the event and enlivening the Hoe, Barbican and Sutton Harbour with music, entertainment and much more for sailing enthusiasts, families and visitors to enjoy.” The boats will be hosted by Sutton Harbour which is perfectly positioned at the heart of both the city centre shopping and lively waterfront culture. Just a stone’s throw from the cobbled streets of the Barbican, the Harbour balances historic charm with modern contemporary design and has attractions which appeal to visitors of all ages.

It seems only natural that the city that never sleeps should host this race. As many involved in sailing will know, there is no predicting what time the boats will arrive, so at least we can count on New York to be awake should the skippers dock in at 4am… The finish in New York will be hosted by the ONEº15 Booklyn Marina which will be an Official Host Venue Partner to the race alongside Plymouth and is located in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park opposite Manhattan. It’s the newest marina to be built in New York City in decades and is currently under construction with a grand opening set for Spring 2016 to be marked by The Transat. Meaning the world’s oldest single-handed sailing race is heading to New York newest marina. The race has not visited New York since its first year in 1960 and makes it first triumphant return to the city at this new state-of-the-art marina. ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina is ideally located between Piers 4 and 5 in the lush and beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85‐acre sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline.

Charity Partners

Blue Marine Foundation Blue Marine Foundation logo

BLUE is a UK registered charity set up in 2010 by some of the team behind the award-winning documentary film The End of the Line. BLUE exists to fix the largest solvable problem on the planet - the crisis in the oceans. Its mission is the active and effective protection of 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020 and 30% by 2030 delivered through a network of large scale marine reserves and establishment of sustainable fisheries. They're on an incredible mission - head to our news section or their website to read more.
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust logo

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust works with young people aged 8-24 from all over the UK, using sailing to help them rebuild their confidence on recovery from cancer. Almost 80% of young people - about 2,800 a year - receiving treatment in the UK now survive. But for every one young person we work with, there are 12 we can’t. With your help and our support, we can take more young people in recovery sailing, giving them the opportunity to achieve again, re-discover what they are capable of and overcome physical and mental barriers to have the confidence and belief to rebuild their lives.