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A Better Looking Horizon for Yann Eliès

© Yvan Zedda

There is no certainty that he will be at the start of the next Vendée Globe but Yann Eliès has taken a a big step forward. Despite his undeniable talent and a very solid track record, fourth in the last edition and three times winner of La Solitaire du Figaro, he seemed to be struggling to find a partner. But now at least he is guaranteed to be at the start of this Autumn’s classic Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe.
The rental company UCAR have committed to the project which is run by Jean-Pierre Dick with whom Eliès won the last Transat Jacques Vabre. And it is on that same boat that Eliès will line up when the race starts from Saint-Malo.
But the ambition of Yann Elies remains the same, to find enough money to build a new boat and take victory into Les Sables d’Olonne in January 2021.

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