Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe
The Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe is one of the classic ocean races, often attracting many or all of the top names in solo offshore racing. This fortieth anniversary year is no different with well over a hundred boats entered in six classes.
The 2018 edition will start on Sunday 4th November at 13:00UTC (2pm local time) from the beautiful town of St Malo on the north coast of Brittany. It will run 3542 nautical miles south-west across the North Atlantic to Pointe-à-Pitre on the south coast of the equally stunning Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.
In between the start and finish the weather will decide if things are good, bad or ugly for the skippers. The key to understanding the strategic challenges of this race course are the climate zones that they will have to negotiate.
(Image credit Trimaran/Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe)