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B&G and the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre

Since the creation of the race in 1993, B&G has been supporting both mono and multihull sailors battle trade winds and high pressure systems to race across the Atlantic on this famous route which was originally based on the historical “Coffee Route” between France and Brazil. 2021 sees a major change with the finish now in Martinique, with the 4 classes (Class 40, Imocas, Multi 50 and Ultim) all sailing different routes, with the aim of finishing around the same time.

B&G is proud to be the trusted choice of so many sailors competing in the Transat Jacques Vabre

B&G Ambassadors taking part in the Transat Jacques Vabre include

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In addition to the B&G Ambassadors, a lot of the fleet is equipped with B&G onboard, including:

  • Maxi Edmond De Rothschild: Franck Cammas & Carles Caudrelier
  • Banque Populaire: Armel Le Cleac’h & Kevin Escoffier
  • Actual Ultim 3: Yves Le Blevec & Anthony Marchand
  • Sodebo Ultim 3: Thomas Coville & Thomas Rouxel
  • SVR Lazartigue: Francois Gabart & Tom Laperche
  • Apivia: Charlie Dalin & Paul Meilhat
  • Charal: Jeremie Beyou & Christopher Pratt
  • Compagnie Du Lit/Jiliti: Clement Giraud & Erik Nigon
  • Corum L’Epargne: Nicolas Troussel & Sebastien Josse
  • Fortinet – Best Western: Romain Attanasio & Sebastien Marsset
  • Groupe Setin-4MYPLANET: Manuel Cousin & Alexia Barrier
  • LABORATOIRES DE BIARRITZ: Denis Van Weynbergh & Tanguy Le Turquais
  • MACSF: Isabelle Joschke & Fabien Delahaye
  • Maitre Coq IV: Yannick Bestaven & Jean-Marie Dauris
  • Nexans – Art & Fenetres: Fabrice Amedeo & Lois Berrehar
  • Prysmian Group: Giancarlo Pedote & Martin Le Pape

See what electronics a typical race boat has onboard?

Nemesis Display nemesis.png This intelligent sailing display offers unparalleled visibility from all angles and distances on-board, and with complete data customisation or a choice of easy to use multi-function templates and automatic dashboards based on your point of sail, whether racing or cruising, you will never be out of touch. The Nemesis display allows you to define what data you see, when and how you see it, no matter what the conditions, providing an intuitive link between your trusted instrument network and the real world.
WS700 Vertical Wind Sensor Wind-sensor.png The WS700 series is the ultimate wind sensor for performance sailing, providing the most accurate wind angle and speed data. The new one-piece vane design gives superb aerodynamics and stability, as a result of over 200,000 hours of combined design and wind tunnel testing.
HALO24 Radar RADAR.png HALO24 revolutionizes radar by presenting an almost real-time view, with industry-first 60 RPM operation at close range for the ultimate in collision avoidance. Detect hazards instantaneously with VelocityTrack™ Doppler technology, and enjoy simultaneous short and long-range coverage—up to 48 nautical miles—from one compact 24-inch dome antenna.
WTP3 WTP3.png WTP3 provides data acquisition and eliminates the effects of boat motion to provide the most powerful and flexible instrument system available to the Grand Prix user.
H5000 h5000.png B&G’s H5000 instrument and autopilot systems combine unique sailing features with race-proven technology in a straightforward package. Developed for blue water cruisers and racing yachts alike, the range brings powerful system options to complement and enhance your sailing passion.
Zeus 3S Chart Plotter chartplotter.png The new Zeus 3S chartplotters offer super-fast response times, delivering the information you need, when you need it. Easy-to-use, the Zeus 3S comes with B&G’s unique sailing features built-in; making it simple to navigate, plot routes, add waypoints and view key sailing or racing data, at the touch of a button or screen.
V60-B VHF Marine Radio VHF.png Stay safer on the water with this VHF marine radio featuring a built-in GPS and a full Class B AIS transmitter and receiver, which allows you to see and be seen by nearby AIS-equipped vessels. This low-profile design radio grants flexible mounting options and supports up to two optional wireless handsets.

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