The Route du Rhum Awaits

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As with all major french races the size of the set up, the number of fans and the amount of attention is mind-blowing. Saint Malo is currently home to 123 racing boats spanning six classes, their crews and an enormous number of spectators looking to soak up the atmosphere whilst viewing some of the most technically advanced boats to have ever graced this historic city.

Class40 once again provides the largest fleet with no less than 53 competitors. A record fleet helping the 2018 Route du Rhum cement its place as the largest sailing event in France. Within that 53 are Miranda (Campagne de France) and Halvard (COLOMBRE XL) who have as always been busy making final preparations, meeting members of the media and entertaining their sponsors.

With four days to go until the start the jobs list is getting smaller and attention is turning to weather forecasting, strategising and getting mentally prepared for what looks to be a brutally complicated first few days.

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