The 2015 Transat Saint-Barth – Port-la-Forêt

On Wednesday, December 23 at 5:32, Morgan Lagravière crossed the finish line of the Transat St. Barth / Port -Forêt in 4th position. He finished the race in time for the qualification of Vendée Globe.

Morgan Lagravière is participating in the 2015 Transat Saint-Barth – Port-la-Forêt, his first solo transatlantic race on an IMOCA, on the monohull,, rented by Safran for this the race.

On Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11:00 local time (16:00 French time), Morgan Lagravière and seven other solo sailors started the Transat Saint-Barth – Port-la-Forêt (formerly the Transat B to B). They set off from the port of Gustavia (on the island of St Barts) on the 3,400-mile Atlantic crossing.

The Transat Saint-Barth – Port la Forêt is a qualifying race for the Vendée Globe, but this winter transat is also a training course for conditions that will be faced in the race around the world.

St Barth - Port-la-Forêt, Morgan Lagravière’s first solo transat

After being forced to abandon in the Transat Jacques Vabre, due to damage to the monohull Safran, Morgan Lagravière is continuing his preparation for the Vendée Globe. On Sunday, The young skipper will start the Transat Saint Barthelémy – Port-la-Forêt, his first solo race in an IMOCA 60'. Lagravière has rented the monohull,, for the race and has two goals: to train and to qualify for the Vendée Globe.

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