Halvard Mabire is one of France’s great sailors He has over 30 years and 300,000 miles of offshore racing experience, with five Whitbread Round the World Races and 32 transatlantic races, including The Artemis Transat and OSTAR to his name. He has won the Quebec – Saint Malo and twice won both the Twostar and the Round Europe Race. He has also participated seven times in the Solitaire du Figaro,including leg wins, and 2nd and 3rd place overall. He has also held Atlantic and Mediterranean World Speed Records.
Miranda has been sailing professionally for the past 14 years, mainly in offshore racing, and has competed in solo, double-handed and fully-crewed races, including the Route du Rhum, the Transat, Quebec – Saint Malo and the Volvo Ocean Race. She has won the Transat Jacques Vabre and Round Britain & Ireland races. In 2009, she was navigator with the all-female team on the Open 60 Aviva, when the team set a new outright World Record for Round Britain & Ireland, taking 16 hours off the previous record.
As a pair they have taken to Class 40’s exceedingly well with some fantastic results with their Pogo S2 Campagne de France. In the past two years their results include:
– Winning the Transat Quebec Saint-Malo
– 2nd in the Normandy Channel Race 2012
– 3rd in the Normandy Channel race 2013
This year will see them take on:
Les Sables – Horta – Les Sables (www.lessables-horta.com) Start 7th July 2540 miles, double-handed
Rolex Fastnet Race (fastnet.rorc.org) Start 11th August 600 miles, crewed
Transat Jacques Vabre (www.transat-jacques-vabre.com)
Start 3rd November from Le Havre, France to Itajai, Brazil 5400 miles, double-handed