Transatlantic ‘Route du Rhum’ sailing race delayed due to unsafe weather

The 12th edition of the transatlantic race affectionately named the Route du Rhum (the Rhum Road) has been postponed due to bad weather and hazardous sailing conditions. The race that starts in Saint Malo in France and ends in Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe — also known as the queen of transatlantic solo yacht races — is considered to be one of the most diverse to date due to the wide range of ages and genders of the participants. FRANCE 24's correspondent in Saint-Malo reports.


Read more on FRANCE 24 English

Read also:
France's Yannick Bestaven wins Vendée Globe solo round-the-world sailing race
France marks four decades of legendary Route du Rhum sailing race
Energy Observer: Sailing the world for a cleaner future