Road to the Route du Rhum 2018

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SIMON’s ERSTE REAKTION

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Greeted by his compatriot Justine Mettraux, the skipper of Go 4 It,smiling delivered his first impressions unawares …

The arrival

“Until then, it was a little slow, but fortunately just before arriving at Pointe-à-Pitre, we had a large grain that gave us the wind. I sped up to 12-14 knots, it feels good when the line is close like that. The last mile can scroll quickly. I was in a hurry, because I knew that my brother off again tomorrow in Europe. ”

DIY imperative

“It was long … At first I had a lot of trouble, I took the boat in the water and electronics do not appreciate. Every day, I had something that did not work: a sudden it was the pilot, another barometer. Every day, we had to tinker. ”

The first days of racing

“Arriving in Lanzarote, I do not know where I was. During the first three days, we could not really pay attention to rankings.So arriving on the Canary Islands, I asked VHF where we were. I was happy with my place because two nights, I stayed downwind sails with scissors. It seemed more cautious, but at the same time, I had no idea of ​​my ranking. I was a little afraid of being penalized more than I was. ”

A long race

“There were days when it was good. Sometimes it amounted to thirty knots in the squalls, it was perfect. But it is still very long … But it’s also why we made the Mini Transat. ”

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Der Video vom Zieleinlauf:         Bildschirmfoto 2013-12-07 um 11.14.49http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x183luv_arrivee-de-simon-koster-vendredi-6-decembre_sport

 

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One response

  1. Chris Gebbie (Spirit of Isis 2009)

    Hi Simon, Congratulations on a great race, we watched your progress across
    Bit different from the crossing we did together! Good luck in your racing career

    December 7, 2013 at 12:14

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