Arrivée en vue….

Campagne de France taille sa route sous une Lune presque pleine et magnifique dans ce qui devrait normalement être la dernière nuit de course de cette RORC Transatlantic.

Arrivée demain à La Grenade?

Normalement, si les vents le permettent et si tout continue de se passer comme il se doit à bord de Campagne de France, arrivée demain à Grenada.
Curieux de découvrir cette île que nous ne connaissons pas. Aussi, même si nous sommes pas mal là où nous sommes, pas mécontents d’arriver non plus, car ce long bord de portant n’est pas de tout repos. En effet, la Mer ne s’est toujours pas vraiment organisée et aussi l’instabilité du vent en force et direction, tout ça réuni fait que c’est un tantinet usant.

Next steps…

Halvard and Miranda are busy working on Campagne de France, sorting out teething problems from the Normandy Channel Race and improving some aspects. The plan is to get back out on the water soon, and back to learning how to get the most out of this new Class40. The European season is over, and a […]

Campagne de France 11th in the Normandy Channel Race

Campagne de France crossed the finish line off Ouistreham at 1728 on Friday 16th September after 5 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes and 2 seconds. The boat covered the 960 miles of theoretical course at an average speed of 7.93 knots. In reality, the distance sailed was 1 088 miles, at an average speed of […]

Campagne de France, approaching her first big event with modesty…

On Sunday the 11th September, Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron will line up for the start of the 7th edition of the Normandy Channel Race in Caen. The course of this exclusively Class40 event takes the fleet on a 1000 mile tour of the English Channel and the Celtic Sea, and is an important race […]

Campagne de France 1st Class40 in RORC Ile d’Ouessant Race

Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron on Campagne de France were first Class40 to finish in the RORC Ile d’Ouessant race. They crossed the finish line in Saint Malo a little after 0300 local time on Wednesday 17th August after a 400 nautical mile race from Cowes to St Malo via Wolf Rock and Ushant. The […]

RORC Channel Race 2016 ; Campagne de France 1st in Class40 division

Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron raced their Class40 Campagne de France in the RORC Channel Race last weekend, in what was an elongated 100 mile circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight in light airs. Campagne de France won the race just ahead of  Moonpalace, the Pogo S3 which Halvard raced in the last Route du […]

Campagne de France wins Class40 division in RORC Cowes-Dinard race

Wednesday 6th July 1630, Campagne de France tastes salt water for the first time on exiting the lock in Ouistreham. A light cross-Channel sail, a day of preparation in Hamble, and out to the start of the RORC Cowes-Dinard race on the 8th of July. 25 knots upwind against the tide for the first proper […]

Campagne de France to miss the Transat Quebec Saint Malo this year

Halvard Mabire, winner of the 2008 and 2012 editions of the Transat Quebec Saint Malo in Class40, as well as record holder of the event (11 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes – in 2012) and the 24 hour record for a Class40 in the same race (360 miles – 15 knots average), will not […]

Naming ceremony

The naming ceremony of the new Campagne de France took place in the shadow of the Société des Régates de Caen Ouistreham in the presence of Jean François Fortin, MD of Maitres Laitiers du Cotentin, and Christophe Levavasseur, President of the board of Maitres Laitiers du Cotentin. Thank you to the three godparents of Campagne […]