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One of the Most Grueling Yacht Races in the World

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The Route du Rhum is a transatlantic race that's held every four years, between Saint-Malo in France and Pointe-a-Pitre, in Guadeloupe. Erik Nigon is participating for the very first time.

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A fleet of racing yachts worth over $10 million has just completed one transatlantic odyssey and is about to embark on another. The boats have just crossed the finish line of the Route du Rhum, an epic yacht race from France to the Caribbean, and now must be transported back to Europe. The crew moving this pricey payload must deal with a tardy cargo ship, devise a precise loading plan, and then securely fasten each boat for its 4,000-mile voyage on rough seas.

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