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Halvard Retires

13 novembre 2018 Posted by miranda

It’s with regret that we have to inform you that Halvard, Skipper of COLOMBRE XL has today retired from the 2018 Route du Rhum. While his boat does not have sever damage the list of smaller technical issues is ever increasing and with a new depression approaching and 3500 nautical miles of racing remaining the sensible decision is to return to Lorient.

More to follow soon.

One Week Down…

12 novembre 2018 Posted by miranda

It's crazy to think that the 123 sailors competing in the 2018 Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe have now completed their first week at sea. It's been a fascinating race to watch so far and for the sailors competing each have had their own diffi...


11 novembre 2018 Posted by miranda

I have a poppy on the chart table and I have observed silence all day. In the early hours of this morning, there was a loud bang and I thought that some important part of the boat had broken. However, the noise was the impact of the biggest flying...

Just one more!

8 novembre 2018 Posted by miranda

Three low pressure systems down, one to go tonight. The past two have been boat-breaking and the next one promises more of the same. It's the one marked "STORM" on the American synoptic charts heading for the UK/ France tomorrow. Top wind speed in ye...

End of Biscay

7 novembre 2018 Posted by miranda

End of Biscay After two and a half days of racing, 46 of the 123 sailors racing in the 2018 edition of the Route du Rhum found shelter in port. Those still racing are now in the midst of their third front, with its powerful westerly winds and disg...