Damien Guillou counts as a "rock star" by just about any measure.... https://goldengloberace.com/skippers/damien-guillou/It's a race for everyone.
Level (almost) rating boats that most of us have some experience in, affordable (until the numerous requirements are satisfied), something we can all relate to. No rock stars or billionaires.
The French get it.
It is; and there is a mark between them and any doldrums decision, so their east west separation means nothing at this time. Kirsten is extremely tough, very happy by herself. Don't write her off yet.Yep it's a long run.
It's about finding your position in the doldrums.
I think she has more chance than most.
She can sail and she's not doing the follow-the-leader thing.
There will be times when a bit of separation can make for a lot of separation.