In three days, at exactly 13:00 GMT, the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe fleet will set sail from offshore Saint Malo. The race start is approaching then and the weather patterns are taking shape. Indeed, this 2018 edition is revealing her true colours a little more each day and some 72 hours before the one hundred and twenty-three solo sailors take off, the latest forecasts are indicating a tough introduction to the race after a quick but rainy start off Cap Fréhel. Competing in the Ultime category, at the helm of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, Sébastien Josse is gradually getting into race mode. On the dock in Saint Malo, the giants are grabbing the attention, impressing the crowds by their massive dimensions, so this is the perfect opportunity to unveil a little more about life aboard these carbon monsters and the physical commitment they require of a solo sailor.