Starting from Saint-Malo: 06 November 2022
The excitement is mounting in the yachting world! Who will be on the starting line next November? With a boat measuring at least 39 feet (just under 12 metres), everyone, whether an amateur sailor or a professional navigator, can take part. But be warned, it’s a perilous journey! Passing the Channel and the Gulf of Gascony, with strong wind and rough sea, is often a decisive moment. It’s all a question of striking the right balance between speed and the risk of breakage. And the promised land, in the tropical heat, is over 6,500 km away! The legendary winners include: Mike Birch and his 98-second lead after a 23-day race, Florence Arthaud, nicknamed “the fiancée of the Atlantic”, the first woman to win this transatlantic race, the two-time winner Laurent Bourgnon, known as “the little prince”, or the exploit of Franck Cammas at the helm of a 30-metre giant… Not forgetting those who lost their lives, Alain Colas and Loïc Caradec. So, to support your modern-day heroes, be in Saint-Malo on 6 November 2022!