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11/19 - 13h55


Congratulations to Alex Pella! He was my pre-race favourite and I am delighted for him that he has won - a well-deserved victory.

There are two things of which I am very afraid at sea: lightning (scared of that  on land too!), and hitting something.
After nightfall, there were several squalls with lightning in them which passed over Campagne de France. Not only did the wind get up to the high 30s, but there were bolts hitting the water as well. We escaped.
Just now, the autopilot alarm went off and the boat wiped out. I took the helm to find that the boat was impossible to steer - a large fish had wrapped itself round one of the rudders. Stopped the boat until the fish drifted off, and all seems OK for now. Apart from the distant lightning. Even hundreds of miles awy, it gives me the creeps.
Miranda/ Campagne de France

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Long awaited by skippers, boat and team owners, stakeholders and sponsors alike the Notice of Race for the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe was published and made available on Tuesday 24th October. The official document drawn up and published by OC Sport Pen Duick, the organisers of the historic event, formally opens the entry registration process and announces the opening dates of the 12,000 m2 race village in Saint Malo. The village will be open from Wednesday 24th October and stays open until after the start on Sunday November 4th.


Sir Robin's In The Pink on Grey Power, finished third!

Sir Robin's In The Pink on Grey Power, finished third!

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston finishes third in Rhum Class in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Solo Transatlantic Race. Hours from the finish line, when he was locked in a tense final battle with Italian course record holder for his class Andrea Mura, doing all he could to steal second, Britain's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, pronounced that he would be simply 'ecstatic' if he were to finish third in the Rhum Class of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the 3542 miles solo race from Saint-Malo, France to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.