Global Challenge Week 43 – From Boston to La Rochelle

You may remember that the departure of the fleet from Boston was marked by very light winds. Things have been very different since then.

Leg six of the Global Challenge yacht race looked very straightforward at first sight: Boston to La Rochelle with just one waypoint to the southeast of Newfoundland. This was to be left to port to force yachts away from the southern limit of the ice flows at this time of year.