This weekend 2 boats have crossed the finish line of the Pure Ocean Challenge !

As a reminder, the Pure Ocean Challenge is a transatlantic sailing race aiming at beating a record but also and above all to raise awareness about the great ocean issues !

Jean-Pierre Dick and his crew won this monohull transatlantic race on the “JP54 Notre Méditerranée Ville de Nice” with a record time of 11 days 8 hours 38 minutes and 23 seconds, beating the reference time of 12 days 23 hours and 28 minutes set in 1979 for monohulls.

On the multihull side, Vincent Willemart and his crew won this transatlantic race on the “Banzaï” with a record time of 11 days 13 hours 53 minutes and 8 seconds! The previous crossing time of 12 days 23 hours and 16 minutes was set 40 years ago by Eugène Riguidel and Jean-François le Menec.

The third crew, “Triad Be creative” is on its way and should arrive in Lorient at the end of the week.

In addition to breaking a record, the crews have crossed the Atlantic for the benefit of the Ocean!

Equipped with a eyedropper and a filter, the crews took water samples during the crossing. The samples collected will be analysed by NatureMetrics. The study of this environmental DNA will help identify the marine species that are hiding between Bermuda and Lorient!

Thank you Advanced Tracking for the great boat tracking!

THANK YOU all for this fabulous 4th edition of the Pure Ocean Challenge!