The Transat 2016 - 10 Weeks & Counting
The Transat 2016 – 10 Weeks & Counting
Ten weeks & counting until Plymouth, Britains Ocean City, host’s the worlds oldest single-handed sailing race, The Transat 2016.
Originally held in 1960, the race will begin at 2.30pm on Monday 2nd May 2016 & competitors will navigate a 2,800 mile transatlantic course from Sutton Harbour, Plymouth to Brooklyn, New York.
Around 40 monohull /multihull vessels are expected to take part & competing boats are expected to arrive at Yacht Haven & Sutton Habour from Sunday 24th April.
The Race Village is at West Pier & Commercial Wharf whilst the following events are expected to take place, in celebration of the race, on Plymouth’s Barbican waterfront:
Saturday 30th April 2016:
Ocean City Rhythm & Blues Jazz Festival 2pm-9pm
Fireworks Display 9.15pm
Sunday 1st May 2016:
Ocean City Rhythm & Blues Jazz Festival 1pm-6pm
Monday 2nd May 2016:
Ocean City Rhythm & Blues Jazz Festival 12-5pm
For more information, check out www.thetransat.com & www.visitplymouth.co.uk