WATCH | An Evening with Rupert Henry ahead of the Route du Rhum

CYCA Member Rupert Henry is preparing to compete in the 3,543 nautical mile Route du Rhum, which begins this week.

He will race single-handed on his Lombard Class 40, Eora.

The race was due to start at 1302hrs (local time) on Sunday 6 November, but was postponed due to strong winds and rough seas forecast in the English Channel. It will now begin at 1415hrs local time Wednesday 9 November (0115hrs AEDT Thursday 10 November), with favourable weather forecast for the record fleet of 138 boats.

In a conversation with CYCA Life Member Peter Shipway, Rupert discusses his preparations and ambitions for this great challenge.

Watch the full video below and follow coverage of the race start on 7Plus on Thursday morning.

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