Route du Rhum is a massive spactacle as a sailing race. And this time, record big. It was already during last Saturday when 1 million people had already visited the race village that officially opened on Oct 24th.

Meetings, PR, work, official checks etc… Something going on all the time from early morning till late evening.

It took quite a while to present 123 skippers on Saturday.

There are several skipper briefings and meetings to be attended.

Still all kinds of small things to do with the boat. Below: Heikki Murtomaa in charge of fueling.

Recieving a birthday gift from the girls of my every morning bakery Boulangerie La Fournée Malouine.

Signing autographs is still a cool thing to do.

An interview session with Deputy Major of Les Sables d’Olonne, the world famous starting city of Vendée Globe.

Super to have one’s name on the door 💪 Brought my brochures to Helly Hansen shop in Saint-Malo.

It’s been really windy in the evenings.