Rich get richer in Route du Rhum:
(November 8, 2018; Day 5) – Way down south, more than 1,800 nautical miles southwest of Saint Malo, in the warmer climes and flatter seas west of the Canaries, François Gabart continues to blaze a trail to Guadeloupe chased by Francis Joyon.
But as the days and hours tick by in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race, Joyon has found it harder to stay in touch with his younger rival. The skipper of IDEC Sport is now trailing Gabart’s 30m blue and white rocketship, MACIF, by over 120 nautical miles.
The two leading boats in the ULTIME class in this four-yearly 3,542-mile race are now more than halfway to Pointe-à-Pitre and the routing shows t…
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Kite qualifier for Pan American Games:
An international field will gather for the 2018 Formula Kite North American Championship on November 9-11, 2018 in San Diego, CA. As the proposed class for the Paris 2024 Olympics, the championship is also a country qualifier for the 2019 Pan American Games which will have 10 Sailing events August 3-10 in Lima, Peru. Details….
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