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Rich Wilson and Derek Hatfield round off the Transat Ecover BtoB
December 21 07

Rich Wilson and Derek Hatfield round off the Transat Ecover BtoB

A relieved Rich Wilson crossed the finish line in Port-La-Forêt this Friday at 13:22:34 UTC and an exhausted Derek Hatfield followed suit at 16:20:21 UTC to take a much deserved 11th and 12th place respectively. With Dee Caffari arriving safely in La Coruna at 2037 UTC the same night, thanks to the Spanish tug boat Ibaizabal Uno, this intriguing Transat ECOVER BtoB 2007 thus sadly draws to a close.

Jean Baptiste Dejeanty home, Dee Caffari (Aviva) under tow, Rich Wilson and Derek Hatfield due in later this Friday...
December 19 07

Jean Baptiste Dejeanty home, Dee Caffari (Aviva) under tow, Rich Wilson and Derek Hatfield due in later this Friday...

Jean Baptiste Dejeanty timed his finish to perfection tonight off Port la Forêt, arriving midway through the prize-giving ceremony for this Transat Ecover BtoB at 20h 21' 45'' UTC, after 20 days 06 hours, 21 minutes and 45 seconds of racing at an average speed of 8.47 knots.

 

 
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Epilogue...

December 17 07

Epilogue...

In the theatre, when the red curtain falls, you know the show is over. In a stadium, when the referee blows his whistle for the end of the match, the two teams know that the battle is over. At sea, the arrival of the frontrunners doesn't spare the rest of the fleet from completing the race, the end seeming to stretch further and further away.

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News from competitors and teams
December 21 07

Derek Hatfield

Well here I am! It's been a struggle all the way to the end
Well here I am!  It's been a struggle all the way to the end

It just wouldn't let up. For the past 4 days I've have 30 - 40 and then 28-30 knots today. At 40 knots the boat banks really hard and just bangs constantly. I'm bruised and battered because of the movement of the boat. You feel so weak. The boat is very jerky. There's always lots of motion and action....

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RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH

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RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH – RACE FINISH

FINISH LINE: It is an imaginary line between the Beg Meil signal station and the Concarneau harbor. The boats crossing the finish line can be watched from the shores (even by the English-speaking public…).Afterwards, the boats shall be berthed in the Port-La-Forêt harbour, where many attractions and activities shall be open to the public on Dec 14th, 15th and 16th.




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December 14 07 - 22H05

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Finalmente, uma regata transatlântica que parte do Brasil…..betek Breizh !