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Manuel Cousin and Alexia Barrier, "we are in the starting blocks"

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The 22 Imoca engaged in the Transat Jacques Vabre are moored in the Paul Vatine basin in Le Havre. 22 competing boats, including Groupe Sétin-4myplanet. Arrived Monday, October 25 in Le Havre, the skippers, Manuel Cousin and Alexia Barrier, did not hide their impatience. After their retirement from the 48h race during the Défi Azimut, the duo have continued to sail and are now eagerly awaiting the confrontation with their competitors.

Manuel Cousin said on his arrival in Le Havre: “We left on Saturday afternoon around 4pm under a beautiful sun in Les Sables d'Olonne. It was very nice, there were 5 of us on board. We have covered the 400 miles downwind. We arrived really at the limit to have the last lock which was at 1:45 p.m., and we arrived in the port at 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (laughs). ", And Alexia to clarify," It was Hawaii.

After mooring the boat at the foot of the Groupe Sétin stand, Manuel and Alexia say: “We are very happy with the work done to prepare the boat in recent months. Everything is working. We just had a little mishap before entering the lock: the engine's propeller shaft got dislodged from its axle ... nothing serious, everything was fixed upon arrival. It was better for it to happen here and not in the race. "

The team immediately took charge of the boat and finalized the final preparations. The duo, who announce that they are fully ready and in the starting blocks, can not wait for the village to open its doors to meet the public and share their adventure with them.

To meet Manuel and Alexia and get poster dedications, meet at the Groupe Sétin stand, quai de la Réunion, in Le Havre: Friday October 29 at 4:30 p.m., Saturday October 30 at 3:30 p.m., Sunday October 31 at 2 p.m., Monday November 1 at 3.30 p.m. and Wednesday November 3 at 4.45 p.m., as well as on Friday November 5 next to the stage in the Transat Jacques Vabre village.