Scent of the ocean and coffee: the Transat J. V.
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”
The smell of the ocean, of the salt and the wind blowing through your hair; the scent of coffee and adventure, ever recalling the historic maritime trade route. All of this is at the heart of the only transoceanic crossing to touch both hemispheres, four hands on deck, four classes: the IMOCA, the CLASS 40, the Ocean Fifty and the ULTIM trimarans; at 4,250 miles (7,000 for the Ultim), this is the longest Transat there is. In a word, the "Transat Jacques Vabre" or the "Route de café", an achievement carried out every two years since 1993, in which coffee mingles with the open air of the Atlantic Ocean. Setting sail from le Havre in Normandy, the Transat will reach Caribbean Martinique, where Creole music enchants feet, legs, arms and body to move to the rhythm of its drums.