The start of the Route du rhum will be given on Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.

The organizers of the Route du rhum, who had announced that they had to postpone the start due to bad weather on Sunday, revealed the new date.


The start of the Route du rhum, in Saint-Malo, has been postponed from Sunday to Wednesday.
The start of the Route du rhum, in Saint-Malo, has been postponed from Sunday to Wednesday.

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Lhe 138 sailors of the Route du rhum are fixed. The start of this legendary race has been scheduled, or rather rescheduled, for Wednesday, November 9, 2:15 p.m. weather conditions in Saint-Malo (a first in the history of the race). “The start will be given Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. on the initial line planned at the Pointe du Grouin […] the weather is better. It remains committed, but it is completely acceptable, ”explained Francis Le Goff, race director, at a press conference.

“In the new niche, the weather conditions promise to be very manageable with a westerly wind of around fifteen knots, detailed Francis Le Goff. The situation will be favorable for the Channel exit, with excellent forecast reliability […] The start of the race will therefore be much less delicate than if the start had been given this Sunday”.

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The event village in Saint-Malo, which has welcomed hundreds of thousands of people since its opening on October 25, will close at 5 p.m. this evening, said Joseph Bizard, general manager of OC Sport, in charge of the organization.

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The Route du rhum, a famous solo transatlantic race, has departed every four years since 1978 from Saint-Malo to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. The fastest sailboats hope to cross the Atlantic in about a week.

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