A third victory for Macif! (Fourth including the Armen Race in May 2017)
Having won the Transat Jacques Vabre (2015) double-handed with Pascal Bidegorry and The Transat (2016) singlehanded, François Gabart has now won The Bridge in crewed configuration!
Leading since the start, François and his crew left nothing to chance, getting the best possible potential out of their trimaran Macif. Indeed, they were able to make the most of her ease in the transition zones to contain their adversaries, and IDEC in particular, also at ease in these conditions, and Sodebo, right back in the game after a tough start to the race, but ultimately handicapped by a broken rudder after colliding with a UFO.
They were able to put pedal to the metal just when required, nicely balanced flying a hull… and in the end they crossed the line with a lead of over 125 miles in relation to their rivals.