It was 06.30am and there was one unexpected e-mail in my inbox. It was
from a legend in our sport, a figure I have read much about, peered at
in photographs, in magazines, aspired to be, to sail with, to interview.
There was a spontaneous muscle response in the smile department that stretched
into a broad grin. The e-mail was from Alain Gautier; Alain Gautier who
also ran the Route du Rhum last year; Alain Gautier who I met again at
FONCIA HQ this year in February.