World On Water Global Sailing News – November 16, 2018:
In this week’s “WoW TV”:
• American Magic the NYYC 36th america’s Cup Challenger trotted out its “Mule”, a highly modified Australian MC 38.
• Francis Joyon beats Francois Gabart over the finishing line of the Route du Rhum by 7 minutes and 8 seconds. Little did we know that MACIF was damaged during the huge storm in the Bay of Biscay just after the race started.
• 2018 Asian Optimist Championship.
• MC 38 Act 5 on Pittwater hosted by the…
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Living with the challenges:
(November 15, 2018; Day 12) – Armel Tripon on Réauté Chocolat claims the role today of third finisher in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race, easily winning the Multi50 class of this iconic contest which comes along every fourth year.
The next arrivals – Alex Thomson (IMOCA) and Erwan Le Roux (Multi50) – may come tomorrow, but it is Lalou Roucayrol whose wait is no longer for the finish line but for the rescue.
His race in the Multi 50 fleet came to an end yesterday approximately 1,000nm east of Guadeloupe, with a complete capsize of his trimaran along the 3,542nm race course from France. Here’s Lalou’s update from the Atlantic, upside dow…
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