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The departure of the 138 skippers on the Route du Rhum is imminent on Wednesday 9 November late in the morning. Grégory Naboulet is at the head of Grouin, in Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine), to take stock of the race, where you can best see the boats.
The start of the Route du Rhum finally takes place, on Wednesday 9 November in Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine), after a three-day postponement due to weather conditions. The journalist Gregory Next door is ready to share the excitement that animates the bay of the Breton city on this long-awaited day. “The boats have left Saint-Malo last night [mardi 8 novembre, NDLR] and this morning to join the starting line of six kilometers wide”, he clarifies.
A start that nevertheless promises to be eventful is the swell important Wednesday due to the wind. “The race promises to be very fast. Francis’ record joyonof seven days, fourteen hours and 21 minutes, could be beaten with big boats, ultimate, trimarans”, the journalist attests. French navigators GabardArm it Cleach’h or Charles caudrels expected to beat this feat.