Transat 6.50: first and last stop Madeira

The 16th Transat 6.50 single-handed regatta from Charente-Maritime to Bahia 2007 started from the French port of La Rochelle on 18 September 2007. Of the 130-plus skippers who registered for the race, 89 started out on the transatlantic crossing. With maximum wind speeds of 30 knots, Jacques Valente, skippering “Telekurs Twing”, successfully reached Madeira, the first leg of the regatta. For temporary health reasons, however, this experienced sailor decided in accordance with the official regatta physician to drop out of the competition. In the Transat 6.50 four years ago, Valente had completed the crossing to Brazil.


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