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post #4318 of Old 06-29-2013
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Tour de France a la Voile

OK, so it looks like Facebook is where the Tour de France a la Voile coverage is to be found. Nice, but pretty low budget. With only 7 teams in this year's edition I guess funding sort of dried up.

However, the racing appears to be very good, with 3 windward/leeward races taking place off the port of Dunkerque. Frank Cammas and Groupama came out with guns blazing to score a very impressive 1,1,2 to lead the standings at the end of the first day. Thomas Coville and Sodebo are second overall, followed by Oman Sailing in third.

Another day of in-port racing and then the fleet heads out for the first offshore leg to Breskens.

Still wish there was better coverage, but it does appear they have plenty of onboard cameras so maybe there will be some good compilation footage afterwards. Really like the M34s, particularly off the wind. Such a huge improvement over the Mumm / Farr 30's of days gone by.

We deal in lead, friend.
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