France in focus

France marks four decades of legendary Route du Rhum sailing race

By: Nadia CHARBIT | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

On November 4, skippers will set sail from the French port of Saint-Malo for the legendary transatlantic Route du Rhum competition, 40 years after the first race. We ask 2002 winner Michel Desjoyeaux what has changed in four decades and why the French are so good at solo sailing.