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The pace eases off

After passing to the west of Madeira overnight, the Ultimes finally have some respite, with northerly winds easing off. Still in second position, Spindrift 2 is now approximately 100 nautical miles behind the leader Loïck Peyron. It was another intense…

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Day 2: Yann Guichard is on track at the start of this fast-paced Route du Rhum

The sailors are setting an astonishing early pace. With weather conditions described as “atrocious” up until this morning, the adrenaline is pumping at full speed. The fleet is visibly affected as a result, and a number of boats have already…

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Heading towards Madeira!

As the morning progresses, the fleet is sailing off the coast of the Iberian Peninsula towards Madeira. Loick Peyron still leads the field aboard Banque Populaire VII, followed by the giant gold and black trimaran Spindrift 2. Early yesterday evening,…

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Day 1: “It feels like she might break apart”

Twenty-four hours into the 10th Route du Rhum and strong words are being used to describe the race so far: vicious, violent, stormy, raging. The fleet battled through extreme conditions during the first night, with the wind continually changing in…

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Tough first night at sea for Spindrift 2

It was a restless first night at sea for those competing in the 10th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. Strong winds blew off the coast of Brittany at speeds of 30 knots, with gusts of up to 40 knots. A raging…

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Yann Guichard and Spindrift 2 off to a good start in Saint-Malo

The rain poured down and tension was in the air as Saint-Malo awoke this morning. Perhaps to be expected on the departure day of this 10th edition of the Route du Rhum, the most famous single-handed transatlantic sailing race. Yann…

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Spindrift 2 skipper more determined than ever in the final hours before the Route du Rhum

With just 48 hours days to go until the start of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, it only takes a few minutes with Yann Guichard to see the extent of his determination. The incredible attention to detail in the preparations by…

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Yann Guichard’s Route du Rhum in motion design: a two-minute explanation!

Compare the boat’s speed with that of an animal or a world-famous theme-park ride, and you soon get a picture of just how fast it can go! We can also compare the size of the sails and the length of…

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Yann Guichard and Spindrift 2 are in the starting-blocks in Saint-Malo!

Summary: – The maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 arrived in Saint-Malo this morning, docking at the Gare Maritime. – Yann Guichard feels in great shape and is ready to go. – Information about Spindrift racing’s activities in the race village. – How to…

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“40 mètres en solo” final episode – En route for Saint-Malo!

At 2pm today, Yann Guichard set off for Saint-Malo where, in 10 days’ time, he will begin the 10th edition of the Route du Rhum, the legendary single-handed yacht race. The Spindrift racing team, joined by a large local crowd,…

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