Route du Rhum 2014 Smashes Records

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The Route du Rhum regatta, also known as “Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe” is a transatlantic single-handed yacht race taking place every four years in November.  It is considered to be one of the toughest boat races in the world. The route follows the trajectory of rum (slave) trade: between Saint-Malo, France and Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. This morning, Euronews’s Rémi Pelletier reported on the first arrivals at the finish line at Creole Beach in Le Gosier and the record-breaking results.

“Welcome to Guadeloupe and the finish line of the Route du Rhum. The distance between the buoys is 440 yards (402 metres). All competitors must cross the finish line in front of the Creole Beach in Gosier. Right now, we’ll see who’ll win the IMOCA category.”

Manning ‘Massif’, skipper François Gabart was this year’s victor. We spoke to him following his win.

“The people of Guadeloupe have certainly had the Route du Rhum in their blood for a…

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