Partners on Land, Competitors at Sea

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On land, Sam Davies of Great Britain and Romain Attanasio of France are life partners with a 9-year-old son. They are also solo sailors who compete in ocean races.

Usually one of them races while the other takes care of their son and supports the one who is at sea, but this year the two skippers are racing against each other in the Vendée Globe around the world race, and that complicates matters.

They are the first couple to race in the Vendée Globe. This New York Times story explains how they’ve worked it all out.



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