Solo sailor gets under way

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American ocean racer Brad Van Liew, 42, waved goodbye to his family, friends and supporters on Labor Day as he set sail from Charleston, S.C., bound for La Rochelle, France, the home of the Velux 5 Oceans.

The start of the race Oct. 17 is expected to watched by hundreds of locals but those who don't live in Charleston can watch all the action live via http://www.oceanracing.org/LIVE.html