Servane Escoffier keeps smiling despite seeing her chance of Route du Rhum victory slipping away Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 November 2006
Marian Martin


Just as Servane Escoffier seemed to have Guadeloupe and a Route du Rhum class win in sight, the young sailor from St Malo got trapped in a windless hole, but the determined young lady is not giving up.

When just 400 miles from Pointe-ŕ-Pitre, Servane Escoffier was only 70 miles behind class leader Kip Stone, on Artemis. That’s a remarkable performance considering the difference between the two 50 footers! Kip Stone is on board a recent Owen Clarke design, whilst Servane is racing with a boat that is more than 10 years old.

The winds have dropped, as the two yachts draw close to Guadeloupe, but, whilst Servane has struck a completely windless zone, Kip Stone – just a few miles further south – has a little bit of breeze!

Servane is staying calm, she’s at the helm the whole time and under spinnaker, ready to catch the least gust and hoping that the wind will get up, during the night.
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