Halvard Mabire

Caen le 16 septembre 2016, Normandie Channel race, class 40 campagne de France. Skippers Miranda Merron et Halvard Mabire ###

Halvard Mabire competed in his first solo transatlantic race at the age of 20 on a boat which he built entirely himself, and raced it to 3rd place in the inaugural Mini Transat race. He has over 30 years and 300,000 miles of offshore racing experience, with five Whitbread Round the World Races and 32 transatlantic races, including The Artemis Transat and OSTAR to his name. He has won the Quebec – Saint Malo and twice won both the Twostar and the Round Europe Race. He has also participated seven times in the Solitaire du Figaro, including leg wins, and 2nd and 3rd place overall. He has also held Atlantic and Mediterranean World Speed Records.

Throughout his long career, Halvard has had the opportunity to race with and against some of the greatest sailors.

He competed in two round the world races as navigator with Eric Tabarly as skipper, but also had the privilege of having Eric as a member of crew on the 60′ « Ville de Cherbourg » on which Halvard won the Round Europe Race in 1993.

When he has been able to compete with the same means as others, such as in the Figaro, he has beaten top sailors including Desjoyeaux, Le Cam, Peyron etc…
Halvard has additional and valuable experience in yacht design, project management and boat building.

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