Every two years, the city of Concarneau in southern Finistère, hosts the start of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale. This double-handed transatlantic race founded in 1992 has sailors compete on identical boats: the Figaro Bénéteau 3. For 2 weeks, the racing village of the walled city becomes a meeting ground for admiring crowds and sea-hungry sailors intent on victory.
7000 kilometers separate Saint Bartholomew from Brittany, and skippers will experience a long and bumpy ride across the Bay of Biscay, down the infernal Portuguese coast and around the mandatory marker in the Canaries before tackling the powerful trade winds to arrive to the magical island of St. Barth. To the date, sailors Thomas Ruyant and Adrien Hardy hold the record on 18 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes and 22 seconds.
La Transat AG2R La Mondiale is consider one of the toughest in sailing for its extreme conditions and endurance by participants. Watch how sailors go from the Old Continent into the new one and who raises with victory, on Nautical Channel.