The start of the longest leeward/ windward race in paradise is next sunday in Noumea.
Nineteen crews from Australia, New - Zealand, Hong Kong, French Polynesia or New Caledonia will face off in boats from 100 (30 meters ) to 32 feet (less than 10 meters) . Monohulls and multihulls will be lined up on the starting line, on Sunday 25 September, from 8am , at the « Rocher à la voile ».
To Follow the race live without getting wet
During 10 days, « the place to be » is the Cercle Nautique Caledonian : Race office, thematic parties, free tasting & concerts, Every evening, Michel Desjoyeaux, the twice Vendée Globe winner double , is giving you an « appointment » at the Nouméa Yacht Club !
10 days before the departure of an offshore: What to do ?
The famous French sailors, Franck Cammas and Michel Desjoyeaux , sponsor and guest of the New Caledonia Groupama Race reveal their method of preparation. It's now time to have a look at the weather forecast and load the food. Physically, it’s important for the sailors to eat well and ... sleep!