The Irish-Franco Offshore Racing Team ‘Ripple Racing’ of Irish Skipper Pamela Lee and French Co. Skipper Tiphaine Raganeau, are moving towards the final stages of preparation for their first participation in the Transat Jacques Vabre.

The famous double-handed Trans-Atlantic Race will start from Le Havre on the 29th of October, with 10 days of Race Village celebrations in the Normandy City. After **** of unassisted racing, following the ancient coffee route they will finish approximately twenty days later in the French Island of Martinque.

The battle to get this far has been hard fought and the Irish-Franco duo who recently secured their qualification for the Trans-Atlantic Race by completing the CIC Normandy Channel Race. This 1000 Nautical Mile race saw them navigate around the Isle of Wight, the Fastnet Rock and traverse the English Channel and the Irish Sea twice, in gruelling conditions.

In April of this year, the team were the winners of the Cap Pour Elle grant competition run by the Transat Jacques Vabre organisation to support a team of two female skippers in their first Trans-Atlantic race. The award provides the international duo with management and media support, as well as the stipend of funding that has allowed them to complete the qualification stage of the project.

With the countdown to the start line now on, the two sailors are still open to sponsorship partnerships, including the ‘Title Partner’, who will name the boat and the team for the race in a naming ceremony during the Race Village in Le Havre.

To follow the team and their race go to: Instagram @rippleracing or email for more information

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