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Southern Spars’ rigged Virbac-Paprec III Wins TJV

(Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars is pleased to announce that Virbac-Paprec III sailed by Jean-Pierre Dick and Jeremie Beyou took line honours in the tenth edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV). Virbac-Parprec III took fifteen days, eighteen hours and fifteen minutes to complete the transatlantic course of 4730 miles, breaking the 2009 record by one hour and seven minutes.

Dick now a three time winner of this race and twice winner of the double handed Barcelona World Race; makes the Virbac-Paprec team unbeaten in the IMOCA Open 60 double handed races.
Jean-Pierre, about his third win …
“It is really cool to win with such a lead. And a third victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre brings a lot of good feelings, because it is exceptional. It’s a success to reward such a lot of work and it’s also all this work we will be celebrating tonight.”

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