According to the press release of Jo Spalburg, Caribbean Media Partners, the 12th edition of the ‘Route du Rhum –
Destination Guadeloupe’, the biggest transatlantic sailing race in the world, has finally departed from the port of Saint-Malo, France on Wednesday 9th November 2022. For the first time in the history of the single-handed race event, the organisers were forced to delay the departure by 72 hours due to a huge storm hitting the coast of Brittany, France. Winds of around 40 knots and gusts of more than 50 knots, accompanied by a very strong swell raised by tropical storm Martin, with hollow breaking waves of 7 meters (about 23 feet) high, would have left no alternative route to escape to the South in safety. Even though the 138 skippers participating in the event are trained to overcome these extreme weather conditions, the organisers did not want to take any risk at the start, which was originally planned last Sunday, November 6, and all other activities were extended for 3 days.
St@y connected !