Transat Québec-St. Malo

On July 22nd, we headed to the shores of Ile d’Orléans to watch some of the world’s best professional ocean racers as they began the Transat Québec St. Malo. The race is held every 4 years and began as a way to mark the 450th anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s first voyage from St. Malo, France to Québec. The crews and their boats will race 5, 365 kilometers (3,333 miles) to reach the end in St. Malo. The record is held by skipper Loïck Peyron, who completed the race in 7 days and 20 hours back in 1996.

For more information, or to follow the end of the race, check out the website.

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