The very first Transat Québec Saint-Malo set sail in 1984 to mark the 450th anniversary of explorer Jacques Cartier’s first voyage from Saint-Malo to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1534.
Every four years since then, the Transat Québec Saint-Malo has brought together the best professional monohull and multihull ocean racers around for an epic Atlantic crossing from Québec City to Saint-Malo.
One of the classic offshore yacht races, the Transat Québec Saint-Malo is the only continuous west-to-east offshore crewed race in the world.
Skippers and their boats will race 2,897 nautical miles, or 5,365 kilometers.
Starting from Québec City, under the cliffs of Cap Diamant, the skippers' first challenge will be to navigate their way down the St. Lawrence River. The river can be narrow in places, and with its islands, reef and sandbars, the technically challenging 400 nautical mile stretch can be full of surprises. What's more, the skippers have other in their line of sight, wich is not always the case during the true offshore part of race. Strategy and tactics play a key role here.
Royale Loïc Caradec 8 d 19 h 57 min
Charente-Maritime Pierre Follenfant 8 d 20 h 13 min
Fleury-Michon Philippe Poupon 9 d 15 h 59 min
Jet Services Serge Madec 7 d 21 h 35 min
Lada Poch Loïck Peyron 10 d 23 h 40 min
VSD Paca Bruno Peyron 10 d 23 h 58 min
Primagaz Laurent Bourgnon 8 d 5 h 49 min
Groupe Pierre 1er Florence Arthaud 8 d 7 h 17 min
Haute-Normandie Paul Vatine 9 d 14 h 18 min
Fujicolor II Loïck Peyron 7 d 20 h 24 min
Banque Populaire Francis Joyon 7 d 23 h 28 min
Région Haute-Normandie Paul Vatine 8 d 0 h 31 min
Groupama Franck Cammas 9 d 23 h 16 min
Biscuits La Trinitaine Marc Guillemot 9 d 23 h 26 min
Bayer en France Yvan Bourgnon 9 d 23 h 43 min
Sergio Tacchini Karine Fauconnier 7 d 21 h 00 min
Groupama Franck Cammas 7 d 21 h 59 min
Géant Michel Desjoyeaux 7 d 22 h 01 min
50 foot Open Class (Multi50)
Franck-Yves Escoffier 11 d 3 h 19 min
Imagine Pierre Antoine
Prince de Bretagne Hervé Cléris
Pogo Structures Halvard Mabire
Mistral Loisirs - Pôle santé Elior Oliver Krauss
NOVEDIA Group - S.E.T. environnement Tanguy de Lamotte
An Ocean of Smiles Christophe Bullens
Cervin ENR Yannick Bestaven
Saint Malo Team Denis Douillez
Stay tuned for the results of the 2012 race!
The Transat Québec Saint-Malo is an OPEN event. This means that a number of boat classes are welcome to enter, including lively Class40s, high-tech Multi50s, and Eco60s—the boats that just keep on going.
The full range of participating classes will be revealed in May 2012. Visit this page again soon for details.