Saumur is known as the “white town”, thanks to its creamy-white tuffeau, lime...
It’s the only race around the world which is solo, nonstop and unassisted. Skippers cross the globe from East to West via the Cape of Good Hope and the mythical Cape Horn. 24,000 miles, or nearly 45 000 km of navigation, and nearly 3 months at sea for the fastest boats.
They left the Sables d'Olonne on 6th of November 2016. French skipper Armel Le Cléac'h won the race arriving on 19th January 2017, followed by the British skipper Alex Thomson who arrived back to the port on 20th January. Other skippers are due to arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne over the next few days.
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