For Class 40 team of Oman Sail, the final countdown has begun as they preparation for the beginning of the 4,350-mile Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) from Le Havre to Brazil.
Now only a month has been left for the beginning of classic two-handed ocean race it will start from 5th of November, Sidney Gavignet and Fahad Al Hasni his co-skipper are busy with final preparations of the match and focusing on every small and large detail that can hold a huge significance in the success and failure of the match.
Gavignet, French ocean racing veteran is confident and also proficient in their Oman Sail Class 40. Sharing his thought about the event after returning to the Lorient home port of yacht from the boat show Grand Pavois in La Rochelle, Gavignet reflected on some successful training.
He said, “With other boats, we did two sessions, I believe the best six which will be seen in the Transat Jacques Vabre are definitely packed”.
“We have many goals for the race, and among all, the first one is to finish the race in a good place. The second goal is to do a clean job (I would call it), and with the term clean job, what I mean is to finish in the top six. Fifth position is the better one, of course, and fourth finish means we had a good race, and top three positions is the real result,” he added.
Al Hasni also said that, he has made progress in his skills, what has been in their debut season in the competitive class, whereas as long way he has made a maritime history by becoming the sailor from Oman to take part in any two-handed offshore event so far.