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    2 die in accident at finish of Route du Rhum sailing race


    Two people died when a motorboat following the Route du Rhum solo trans-Atlantic sailing race capsized off the coast of Guadeloupe


    November 16, 2022, 10:07 AM


    PARIS -- Two people died Wednesday when a motorboat following the Route du Rhum solo trans-Atlantic sailing race capsized off the coast of Guadeloupe, just as the winner was reaching the finish line, race organizers said.

    The exact circumstances of the accident are being determined. The boat had been carrying 11 people in the bay of Pointe-a-Pitre when the accident occurred, and rescuers quickly came but two people were already in cardiac arrest, according to regional broadcaster Guadeloupe 1ere.

    The two were members of OC Sport Pen Duick, one of the race organizers. The company and regional authorities said in a statement that they shared their “deepest and most sincere condolences” to the victims' families.

    Charles Caudrelier won the race in record time, arriving at the Caribbean island Wednesday after 6 days, 19 hours, 47 minutes, 25 seconds at sea. The 3,542-nautical mile race began last week from the French port city of Saint-Malo.

    The race is held every four years. Veteran French skipper Francis Joyon won the last race in 2018 in 7 days, 14 hours and 21 minutes.


    https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSt...-race-93421229

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    An organisation in mourning.


    This Wednesday morning, November 16, as the first boat was finishing the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe in Guadeloupe’s bay of Pointe-?-Pitre, a motor boat which was carrying 11 people capsized. The circumstances surrounding the accident are still undetermined, but it caused the tragic deaths of two people who were on board, both employees of OC Sport Pen Duick, the company which organises the four-yearly transatlantic sailing race from Saint-Malo to Guadeloupe. “All our thoughts go out to the families of our two employees and to all of the profoundly affected members of our teams,” said Herv? Favre, President of OC Sport Pen Duick. OC Sport Pen Duick’s teams, the main partners of the event – the Regional Council of Guadeloupe, the city of Saint-Malo and Saint-Malo Agglomeration, Brittany Region, the CIC – and all the stakeholders of the organization, share the immense pain of the families and send them their deepest and sincere condolences.




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