Armel Tripon: "I did a chase"
"As long as you haven't done it, it's still very theoretical the Vendée Globe but when you're in it you really realize how strong it is."
A tough finish for Armel Tripon who was forced to slow down last Friday off the Spanish coast to let a violent winter depression pass by. In pouring rain, 30 knots of wind and with waves over 5 metres, @armeltriponskipper crossed the finish line in the dark, in the early hours on Monday morning. It was about time: the skipper of L'Occitane en Provence was almost out of food.
IMOCA RACE REPORT #5 I Retour à La Base 2023
A colourful first day off the Caribbean coast. Having set out from Fort-de-France 24 hours ago, 30 of the 32 solo sailors entered in the Retour à La Base race are finding their feet single-handed and still enjoying some …•••
Off and racing!
Good start out of Fort-de-France in light conditions with the fleet in close contact. - The fleet of 30 solo sailors leave Martinique heading across the Atlantic towards Lorient, France.•••