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Homeward bound…

19 novembre 2019 Posted by miranda_2019a

Halvard-Miranda-bahia-300x169Having arrived into Salvador de Bahia last Thursday in 23rd place within the IMOCA Class, Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France are now about to depart the Brazilian city that has welcomed them so well. Having arrived less than a week ago the team have taken rest, fixed a couple of small issues and are today excited to be returning to sea and sailing home to the couples beloved Normandy.

Over 8000km awaits the duo who will be joined by Edouard Pinta who’s friendship with Halvard spans a lifetime. Upon arrival home Campagne de France will undergo a major winter refit in order to adapt the boat for Miranda and the upcoming solo season.

2020 represents a major milestone in this campaign with the first of two solo transatlantic races departing on May 10th. The first leaves from Brest, (FRA) before arriving into Charleston, (USA) and the latter runs from New York City to the famous town of Les Sables-d’Olonne. A town that will of course play host to the Vendée Globe in early November.

Of the 37 candidates currently vying for any one of the 34 places available in the Vendée Globe, 19 sailors are already assured of their place. These are competitors that completed the last edition or have built a new boat. The remaining places will be based upon miles raced within IMOCA calendar events. Miranda sits relatively comfortably however the goal remains firmly set on Vendée Globe qualification meaning completion of the next two races are imperative.

For now though, it’s time to go home…

 

 


Campagne de France arrive into Salvador..!

13 novembre 2019 Posted by miranda_2019a

[caption id="attachment_2336" align="alignleft" width="300"] SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 13: Campagne de France skippers Miranda Merron and Halvard Mabire talk to media at pontoon after taking 23rd place of the Imoca category of the Transat ...


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11 novembre 2019 Posted by miranda_2019a

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