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Why It's So Risky Transporting Racing Yachts to Europe

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With the trans-Atlantic race known as the Route du Rhum behind them, the skippers of the competing yachts now have a different problem: how do they get their yachts back to Europe?


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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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