Wheel of Transat

of Transat

The Transat Québec St Malo is pretty unique. There aren’t
many ocean racing events where, two days after the start, the boats are
still in a river! Most have made it into the Honguedo strait, which opens
onto the Saint Lawrence bay, but that’s still the largest estuary
in the world and cuurents and thick fog aren’t speeding things up.
Leader Crêpes Whaou! still has over a hundred miles to go prior
to getting into the real ocean and skipper Escoffier isn’t making
any forecasts about when that will happen, saying “That will depend
on whjether we come to a grinding halt anywhere, as we did last night.”
Photo Mer et Media. More pix are here.