Route du Rhum 2018 : D-Day in less than 2 months!
It’s back to school and work for Luke as well! Now less than two months from the start of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, our skipper who has still been hard at work this Summer is getting to the heart of the matter. Dividing his time between photo shoots; physical and mental training; technical adjustments and boat preparation; partner sailing trips and sail training sessions, the pressure is now mounting. We are all keen with Luke the keenest, to see the Class 40 Lamotte Module-Création set sail for Guadeloupe on the 4th November 2018 with the other 122 competitors.
A pleasant August in Saint Malo
If you were on holiday in the Saint Malo area this August you might have spotted the boat moored up in the Duguet Trouhin basin (inner port), or in the Bas Sablons marina or maybe out sailing in the bay. As a local from Saint Malo, each year Luke likes to take part in the Summer season regattas, and this time he participated with his handsome Class 40 that will soon be taking him across the Atlantic. The Branlebras Régates regatta was a good opportunity to welcome on board Claude Renault, the Mayor of Saint Malo, a race in which they came 2nd. Christian Rouxel the SNBSM (Saint Malo Bay Nautical Society) president also took part with Luke in the Wednesday Vespérales (evening breezes).
The Autumn term programme
Having sailed back to Lorient at the end of August the Class 40 Lamotte Module-Création will stay there for the month of September.
On the agenda: some more sailing with sponsors and partners; the boat will be taken out of the water for a refit and some final repairs and check-up before the Route du Rhum; another race from Lorient on the 21st, 22nd & 23rd of September - the Atlantique Le Télégramme; more single-handed and double-handed training sessions at the Lorient Grand Large training centre; a film shoot with our partner TVRennes etc…You are no doubt wondering how our skipper will have time to do everything? Ah well, he needs to be a good business manager, have a good head on his shoulders and above all good organisational planning!