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11/19 - 22h22

Thoughts of Thibaut and KIto on the dock

Second....Thibaut Vauchel Camus "This is such a great race for me. It started from where I live and comes by boat to where I grew up, the Route du Rhum, its amazing. I wanted to enjoy it all the way to the end. We fought hard to be here before enyone else but you don't want it to stop, so I made one least tack and got 16kts. This is a great project, the realisation of a dream that I had, I skipped college not far from here to see the finishes." Kito de Pavant: "I tore my big spinnaker in Madeira so I was in constant speed deficit."

Third Kito de Pavant:  "It was hard, the last two nights were terrible with weed and I has some on the rudder and keel. I lost 2 or 3 knots at times and the boat sometimes became uncontrollable. I did some backups. Last night was dangerous and frustrating. "

I am so frustrated and not being able to play with Alex (Pella), because I tore my big spinnaker in Madeira. After that I had a speed deficit. The days were long and so I was in a permanent deficit of sleep. I got back to  so I was in a permanent deficit rate. The days were long, but I am doing well! along Guadeloupe, I went back to one mile from Thibaut (Vauchel Camus), and hadYannick (Bestaven) behind. But the first one who got down to the wind got away. Thibaut did some great sailing. And it is a beautiful Mediterranean podium with Alex who is Catalan, Thibaut has a boat designed by Sam Manuard Gard and my project Made in Midi. And all that is great, because we are not very many from the South.  I hope in a few years there will be more young talent on this Route du Rhum. But me, I am delighted to be third with a project that started late. I have only had my boat since July 15 and little t benchmark in the class 40. It's a great class, the boats are fun, fast and require hard work on the water. "

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