On Course, Episode 22

Published on November 7th, 2022

The On Course series takes a regular look at the sailing world with show host Matt Sheahan:

The Route du Rhum is the biggest solo offshore racing event in the world. Walk along the dockside at the start venue in St Malo where 138 boats were alongside the quay and it’s clear that this race across the Atlantic is a serious crowd puller. In just under two weeks the race village will see 2 million visitors strolling through a staggering offshore grand prix pit lane.

PlanetSail was there and as part of our Route du Rhum special we talk to some of the key players to find out more about this extraordinary event and the advanced machines that take part in this 3,500 race across the Atlantic to Guadeloupe.

And while the winter may be drawing in up here and the clocks have gone forwards, there’s still loads to report on including several new launches and key announcements in the America’s Cup.

We’ve also been boat testing with reports on why Swan’s latest launch is also its boldest along with a hands on assessment of the new Excess 15 performance cruising cat.

Plus, we have plenty in Docktalk.

Video uploaded Nov. 7, 2022.

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