In Caen, the start to the first important Class 40 race this year will be given today with 26 two-person teams from 9 nations, among them the USA (Greg and Hannes Leonard) and Japan. The race over 1000 miles leads from Caen via the southwestern point of England to the Fastnet Rock and back to France. The start will be given at 18h UTC in the Oiustreham Bay, northern Brittany. The race can be followed on a race tracker. —– The preview.