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LIVE FROM SPAIN! ALL LORIENT GRAND LARGE CREW IS IN ALICANTE FOR THE START OF THE GREATEST RACE IN THE WORLD

Back to the village after In-Port race
Back to the village after In-Port race ©LORIENT GRAND LARGE

All the crew is in Alicante to overlook the global event and attend the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. For the last year we have been working on Lorient stopover's organisation, but that's just on paper. So it's really good to see what the reality is and the size of such an event. 

And you know what ? It's amazing!


Alicante gives us the opportunity to experience the huge logistic machine that brings an event as big as the Volvo Ocean Race to 10 cities with 9 stopovers.


We are also encouraging the French team Groupama, based in Lorient. Even though they didn't perform as well as they wanted in the Iberdrola In-Port race, with feeble and shifting winds, the entire team turned into cheerleaders for their victoru in the Pro-Am race.


Now, make way for the Legends! From the 1st to the 5th of November the Legend's regattas will take place in Alicante. The legend boats include all the vessels that have participated to a Whitbread/ Volvo Ocean Race in the last 38 years.  Three mythical French boats will be on the water: Gauloise 3, Charles Jourdan and the only winner so far L'Esprit d'Equipe. We get to meet a lot of French people in Alicante and it's quite funny to notice that many of them tell you with a smile that they were on those boats as crew member, watch captains in past editions of the Race. That makes us realize how powerful the Volvo Ocean Race is: all those who have participated since 1973, including 289 French sailors, will remember this human adventure around the world.


Mike Sanderson, skipper from Team Sanya and twice winnder of the race, admits "It's a kid dream..."


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