Navigating Cape Verde

The fleet of 27 IMOCA60s still racing in the Transat Jacques Vabre has split into three distinct groups. The first, containing many of the fastest duos, have now crossed or are preparing to cross the latitude of Cape Verde before entering the famous Intertropical Convergence Zone known as the Doldrums. The second group, composed of 5 […]

The luxury of the water maker!

Proper trade wind streets of clouds! Gybing practice yesterday afternoon and part of the night, partly because of the wind direction, partly to to try to avoid the 100+ mile wind shadow of the Canary Islands. Stunning clear night which was not in the slightest bit appreciated by the crew due to the erratic autopilot. […]

Night of 1st -2nd November

After what seems like endless days of grey and nights of deepest starless black, the sky is totally clear and full of stars. We have been trying to break through the ridge of high pressure, so far unsuccessfully. Things were looking good for a while – the wind clocking right into the north as it […]

Update from Miranda!

Grey sky and darker grey sea yesterday, and another utterly black night. I can’t tell whether it’s just damp fog or whether it’s drizzling. It doesn’t sound very appealing, but it’s not bad at all – nice flattish sea on which to reach southwards and it’s not cold. However, the wind has gone a bit […]

Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France approach Finisterre!

It was a smooth and clear crossing that was offered to Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France yesterday as the wind stalled many of the 55 boats still competing in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre. The trio reached two perfectly timed shifts to get out of the Gulf, and this morning reach Finisterre. The duo […]

Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France bound for Salvador

At 13h15 (local time) the 59 teams competing in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre began by beating into 12-14 knots of north-easterly winds as they made their way to the Region Normandy race mark off Étretat. With the fleet tightly bunched a multitude of colour hit the start line together with first […]

Transat Jacques Vabre: T- 6 Days

Having arrived in Le Havre on Thursday 17thOctober, Miranda, Halvard and their IMOCA 60 Campagne de France have been extremely busy preparing for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre and attending the official obligatory the events throughout the week. With boat preparation the top priority, the pair have spent time onboard their IMOCA 60 […]

Campagne de France en route to Le Havre!

Miranda Merron and Halvard Mabire have worked hard to prepare their IMOCA 60 Campagne de France for a short delivery from Cherbourg to Le Havre and the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre! 60 teams, of which 30 sail in the IMOCA class, will compete in this now classic double-handed event due to start on […]

And so it continues…

The summer holidays have not finished for Miranda Merron as to be honest they never began! Following the arrival of the IMOCA 60 Campagne de France Miranda and Halvard have been busy optimising, training and racing with all things pointed towards competing in the 2020 Vendée Globe! The Rolex Fastnet Race started on August 3rd. […]

Mission Accomplished: Campagne de France, 16th in the Rolex Fastnet Race

Finishing early this morning Miranda Merron, Halvard Mabire and their IMOCA 60 Campagne de France complete the 48thedition of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes! In finishing this legendry race the duo completed the mission of finishing an important event in the IMOCA60 calendar and therefore bank the crucial […]