The Vendée Awaits..!

Miranda is the 6th competitor to officially enter the 2020 Vendée Globe, in which she will be racing the Imoca 60 Campagne de France. Her entry was validated by the race organisation on the 30th of January. Halvard commented, “The Vendée Globe itself is a non-stop race, but there are many stages along the way […]

Homeward bound…

Having 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 […]

Campagne de France arrive into Salvador..!

Miranda Merron, Halvard Mabire and Campagne de France finished the 2019 edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie le Havre last night at 00h06m03s French time. The duo finished in 23rd place! They completed the course in 17 days, 10 hours, 51 minutes and 3 seconds at an average pace of 10.39 knots over the 4350 mile […]

Caipirinha tonight?

Miranda, Halvard and their IMOCA60 Campagne de France should cross the finish of the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre this evening putting an end to their 4,350-mile race that has so far taken 17 days. A daytime arrival is naturally preferable as the duo look to enjoy a colourful finish set along the beaches and skyscrapers of […]

Campagne de France: Brazil Awaits

Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France have been sailing off the Brazilian coast since last night! Crossing Recife this morning the trio remain some 400 miles away from the finish of this 4350 nautical mile race to Salvador de Bahia and the opportunity to indulge in all that Brazil has to offer. The road to […]

Campagne de France falls silent in respect

Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic archipelago about 350 kilometers off Brazil’s northeast coast. It’s named after its largest island, a protected national marine park and ecological sanctuary with a jagged coastline and diverse ecosystems. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001 it’s expected that Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France will pass by at around […]

Under 1,000 miles to Salvador

We have escaped from the Doldrums and hooked into the southeast trade winds. From here, it’s more or less a straight line on port tack for just under 1000 miles. On the very important subject of food, thanks to the team at Prolaidis/France Frais, we have some very good cheese, and have been saving part of the supply […]

“That’s it, we’re in and we’re here for a while”

Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France remain some 1400 miles from the finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre having seen the first effects of the Doldrums in the early hours of the morning. For those leading the IMOCA fleet the Doldrums wreaked havoc for some 36 hours turning the leader board upside down. This, the […]

A new game show?

Gripping new reality TV series (hourly updates) on tonight: the Doldrums Lottery. Contestants must negotiate the treacherous crossing of the infamous vast area of calms using only their sails, plus tactical and tea- leaf-reading skills. Hazards include enormous wind-eating cumulomonsters and sudden violent squalls. The first team to extract themselves on the south side will […]

Cape Verde ahead..!

We are trying not to have a repeat of Monday night’s « entertainment » when the autopilot remote control, when asked to change 1 degree of wind angle, simply disconnected the autopilot instead, resulting in a spectacular crash gybe about two seconds later. Sails, keel, everything on the wrong side, pinning the boat on her side. It […]