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An Extraordinary Solo Race Around the World

by PlanetSail 20 Jan 06:00 PST
An Extraordinary Solo Race Around the World © PlanetSail

It's never been done before. In fact, to date only four people have ever completed a solo lap of the planet in a multihull.

The Arkea Ultim Challenge Brest is an extraordinary race between six exceptional sailors aboard a fleet of incredible machines, most of them fully foiling. The race started on 7 January 2024 and is expected to take between 40-50 days for the front runners.

PlanetSail went to Brest ahead of the start to talk to one of the favourites and current monohull round the world record holder, Armel Le Cleac'h aboard Maxi Banque Populaire XI.

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