Slam supports Andrea Fantini Racing’s sporting and human adventure
November, 1 - 2017
Slam supports Andrea Fantini Racing’s sporting and human adventure
The Transat Jacques Vabre, the prestigious transatlantic two-handed regatta that follows the ancient coffee trading routes from Normandy to Salvador de Bahia, will kick off on November 5 2017 in Le Havre, covering a total of 4,350 nautical miles. The 76 skippers from 9 different countries include the all-Italian team of Andrea Fantini and Alberto Bona aboard the Enel Green Power – Class 40.

For Andrea Fantini, born in 1982 in Ferrara, this will be the second time: in 2011, with Tommaso Stella, he was the only Italian in the race. After years of experience and working behind the scenes, Andrea is back with a new team and new ambitions. In effect, the Transat Jacques Vabre is only one fundamental step in a sporting and human project that includes the Route du Rhum in 2018 followed by the Vendée Globe, the Everest of the seas: a single-handed, non-stop race around the world without assistance.

His passion for this long route began when he was a boy and he has continued to pursue it over the years by overcoming problems with tenacity, consistency and sacrifice. An endeavour that would not be possible if, in addition to perfecting his yachting skills, Andrea had not been able to put together a great team.

As the Technical Partner of this team, Slam is proud to support Andrea’s and Alberto’s human and sporting enterprise. What’s more, participation in the three regattas is an unparalleled opportunity to directly test garments designed for high performance directly with the athletes and in extreme conditions, confirmation of a commitment to research in the field that for Slam is a distinctive feature of innovative development.