The 2012 edition is marked by Halvard Mabire’s incredible turn aboard Campagne de France, and by the very high standard in this Class40, which contributed greatly to the success of this 8th edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo race. With 25 entrants, 20 of which are Class40, standards are, without doubt, clear for all to see!
From Québec City to Saint-Malo by way of La Malbaie, Rimouski, Matane, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Gaspé, Percé and, of course, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, the 6 villes, 6 bouées race would enable sailors to share the first part of their race with the public. An experience which they greatly appreciated!
In the Open class, FenêtréA Cardinal 3 belonging to Frenchman Erwan Leroux has an amazing race, taking just 9 days and 14 hours to finish, which also wins him the honour of being the very first across the finish line. The winners of this 2012 edition in Class40, Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron on Campagne de France, would themselves travel 3,024 nautical miles in 11 days and 17 hours, and their closest rival, Jörg Riechers on Mare, would cross the finish line less than 1 hour and 30 minutes behind them. A near-perfect journey, all the better for making an impression at Saint-Malo!