The Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe is a race that generates excitement and crucially money as Rémi Pelletier reports:
“Welcome to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe to Darsa at the heart of the historic port an important commercial hub. Pointe-à-Pitre throws out a welcome to all competitors racing in the Route de Rhum Destination Guadeloupe. In Guadeloupe a solitary sailor will always be made to feel at home. The race brings significant economic rewards to the region.”
Yves Salaun is the Guadeloupe Harbour Manager: “There is exceptional media exposure and opportunity to reach out to people one may never see. I am now visited in my office by investors who are extremely interested in the plans for the port and are keen to support these economic development projects.”
The Mayor of Pointe-à-Pitre is
Jacques Bangou “I want to see lots of small businesses that are involved in the sea trade here . And we want to see them develop into high value businesses which will be the future of the country.”
In Guadeloupe the event is considered one of the greatest in sport says Victorin Lurel the President of the Guadeloupe Region:” The Route de Rhum is an international event and attracts the media and the fervor of the fans.We have researched how much media noise this event makes and it is the equivalent of the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris.”
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