Code One launches
The programme is for the boat to remain in Vannes until Thursday next week, then sail to La Trinité-sur-Mer. The team will spend a month there working the boat up. The 2500 miles qualification requirement for The Race will be completed during the voyage down to the Mediterranean start in Monaco, sailing via the Azores and Marseille. Although a sistership to Club Med, Code One differs in some details, they've added a winch at the foot of the mast, but dispensed with the runner winch, added protective cockpit bulwarks and got 50 cm less length at the stern. But the biggest news will be who's paying for it - still no announcement as to the sponsor.