Favorites falling in Route du Rhum:
(November 5, 2018; Day 2) – The majority of the 123-strong Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic fleet has enjoyed a brisk first 24 hours of racing as they head west into the Atlantic.
But while most have settled into the race without major problems, there have been early difficulties for a minority of competitors.
Among them are some of the most closely followed boats, including that of Seb Josse and Thomas Coville in the ULTIME class and Jérémie Beyou on board Charal – the newest boat in the 20-strong IMOCA fleet.
Those sailors apart, the opening stages have seen the fleet make rapid progress from the start off Saint Malo on Sunday where hundreds of…
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Class of 2018: George Coumantaros:
Among this group to be officially inducted on November 11 is the late Greek-American shipping magnate and veteran offshore sailor, sailing-hall-of-fame/hall-of-fame-2018/1258-coumantaros-george-stravos-2018-hall-of-fame-lifeti…
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