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No Irish Entries in Route du Rhum Transatlantic Race

21st September 2018
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Thousands of spectators are expected to visit the Route du Rhum race village at St Malo, opening on October 24 Thousands of spectators are expected to visit the Route du Rhum race village at St Malo, opening on October 24

There will be no Irish boats in November's Route Du Rhum Transatlantic Race, an important qualifier for the 2020 Vendee Globe writes David O'Brien in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column.

County Mayo's Joan Mulloy had qualified for the 1200-mile race and Nicholas O'Leary's Ireland Ocean Race team had both indicated they would compete in the IMOCA 60 class but organisers say they have received a record-breaking entry for the Saint Malo, Brittany, France, to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe race but sadly there is no Irish involvement.

Read much more in the Irish Times here.

Published in Vendee Globe
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