Transatlantic race marks Pete Goss' return to ocean racing
A record 86 skippers are departing St Malo, France today for the transatlantic Route du Rhum race.
The race to Pointe à Pitre in Guadeloupe marks Goss’ return to solo ocean racing, after a 15-year absence since his dramatic rescue of fellow competitor Raphaël Dinelli during the 1996-97 round-the-world Vendée Globe.
Other big names in the races include Michel Desjoyeaux, winner of the last Vendée, Switzerland’s Bernard Stamm, winner of the last Velux 5 Oceans race and its previous incarnation Around Alone, and Francis Joyon, the world’s fastest single-handed circumnavigator.
See the latest issue of Yachting Monthly for more on Pete Goss and his Route du Rhum campaign.
Photos courtesy of Colin Merry.