Route du Rhum underway plus all the latest sailing news

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The Route du Rhum is underway with 85 skippers leaving Saint Malo. The solo skippers in the Velux 5 Oceans race continue to battle the elements and news that Tony Bullimore's 33m cat capsized off Cape Finistere during a delivery trip.

The Farr 30 World Championship is tight at the top of the leaderboard and congratulations to Thomas Goyard (FRA) on his win at the RS:X Youth World Championships. Its a wrap on the Rolex Middle Sea Race and hot off the press, Claire Leroy from France has just taken the Busan Cup Women's Match race title in Korea.

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