Ocean Racing

Groupama Race: First spinnaker start in history, and fleet recovers after strong southerly

The forecast for the start was a low pressure system with a front bringing gusts of up to 30 knots from the south. The 160 sailors all prepared for it, but what eventuated was a light northerly. The seventh edition of the Groupama Race got away under spinnaker, for the first time in the history of the race. The start was won at the windward boat end of the line by Tosot…
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