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Scuttlebutt: Video of the Week

(July 16-20, 2007) Every year, in the month of July, the Tour de France a la Voile (TFV) unfolds around the French and European shores from the Channel, into the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay and on along the Mediterranean. A variety of courses are sailed, with offshore, coastal and inshore windward/ leeward races, making it a regatta recognised throughout the world as a model for this type of competition. The TFV is raced in Mumm 30s, a strictly one design class, and they are required to conform to their class rules of measurement. The fact that the boats are strictly identical gives a remarkable sporting intensity to the competition, where the only difference is the quality of the teams.

The 30th edition of the event extends this year from June 28th to July 28th, with 30 teams stopping at 11 cities from the start at Dunkerque to the finish in Marseille. This video is from 2005, and gives a 2:18 minute look at some of the extreme days of the tour.

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