Final miles for Route du Rhum leaders:
(November 10, 2018; Day 7) – Just as there was at the conclusion of the first race in 1978 when Canadian Mike Birch won by 98 seconds, the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe is shaping up for an exciting finish.
During their seventh and final night at sea on the 3,542nm course, French poster boy François Gabart has seen his lead on MACIF halved by the wily veteran Francis Joyon.
At midday yesterday Joyon was just over 120 nautical miles behind the seemingly invincible Gabart. Yet at 0700hrs CET this morning the difference between the two was just 58 miles and Joyon was still quicker on his older maxi-tri, IDEC Sport.
Now very much into the Caribbean we…
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