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    Default La Route du Rhum

    Is off on Sunday. This is probably the premier ocean race for the French.

    This year will be interesting. They will be heading off into a major storm with 55knt winds and 2000km wide. It should hit the boats when they are in the Bay of Biscay on Tuesday.

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    Anyone know what time the start is, and if it's being televised on UK TV ?

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    Certainly would be interested in any pointers towards coverage, now that the GGR has ( almost ) settled into a tailchase.

    And any still pics of radical developments you can forward/post here....

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg View Post
    Certainly would be interested in any pointers towards coverage, now that the GGR has ( almost ) settled into a tailchase.

    And any still pics of radical developments you can forward/post here....
    there are some in the Yacht Racing forum section: new foiling Imoca Charal, new foiling Ultim Macif et al. , etc.
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogmogman View Post
    Anyone know what time the start is, and if it's being televised on UK TV ?
    https://www.routedurhum.com/fr/villa...malo/programme

    https://www.ouest-france.fr/route-du...depart-6050191

    As far as UK TV is concerned I don't know, but it will be on BFMTV from 12:00 and France 3 from 13:30. (French times)

    Maybe these can be picked up on the net?
    Last edited by Sybarite; 03-11-18 at 22:01.

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    I went to the race village yesterday ..it was absolutely heaving and I was told there will be 1 million people in st Malo and around cap frehel

    I was planning to go down to watch the start but the forecast has prevented all the coded RIBs and tour boats from operating as outside authorised limits and I couldn't persuade my wife to take on the conditions

    Frustratingly the forecast tonight for tomorrow has moderated so I might still get down there

    It was amazing to see such a big fleet of pure racing machines close up and the sheer size and power of the 'ultimo' trimarans at over 30m is staggering ...and sailed singlehanded.

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    For those interested the Hugo Boss boat website with our local Southsea man who berths at Haslar will no doubt have lots of info and he's been tweeting some shots from that heaving village down at St Malo if you do twitter so I'm hoping for regular tweets on his progress .Let's just hope they all get out of the lock ok with all that storm blowing though .

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    I discovered yesterday I could watch a live french TV channel feed live on FaceBook

    Overnight there's been quite a lot of drama ...Catalina de Rothschild seems to have hit something and has broken off one float and is being nursed back to port, the IMOCA that won the Vendee last year has turned round and is heading back with a broken foil, and the Guadalupe sailor on a 50 ft multi hull as been evacuated after running aground 'on a small island'

    And Alex is leading IMOCA class on Hugo Boss

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    Quote Originally Posted by Bathdave View Post
    I discovered yesterday I could watch a live french TV channel feed live on FaceBook

    Overnight there's been quite a lot of drama ...Catalina de Rothschild seems to have hit something and has broken off one float and is being nursed back to port, the IMOCA that won the Vendee last year has turned round and is heading back with a broken foil, and the Guadalupe sailor on a 50 ft multi hull as been evacuated after running aground 'on a small island'

    And Alex is leading IMOCA class on Hugo Boss
    Another one of the ulitimos is now withdrawn, Sodebo, after breaking a cross beam

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    Default Re: La Route du Rhum

    I downloaded the free route du rhum app onto my phone, have to say it's pretty good.

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