The start is given for this 12th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. At 13:30, Eric Bellion and Sam Goodchild will pass the starting line, off to the Cape La Have to the north of Etretat. Direction, Brazil across the Atlantic.

To Stand as One for Eric and Sam and follow the race online, find us on Twitter #C1SH and on Périscope @Comme1seulHomme. Didier Ravon will comment the departure from the Etoile du Roy on board of which he will be with the sponsors of the project.

The start of the race will be broadcasted live on France 3 National between 1:20 p.m. and 3 :00 p.m. The can also be followed live at:

To follow the progress of the boats throughout the race, it's here: http://tracking.transat

Encourage Eric and Sam using the hashtag #C1SH !