The Route du Rhum is underway with competitors being faced with tough conditions for the first 48 hours at least. The Ultimes are likely to sail through the worst of the conditions far more quickly than the rest of the fleet and reach more favourable conditions to the South.
The tracker is active on the Route du Rhum website:
A highlights video of the start is here:
Le départ de la Route du Rhum - Destination... by routedurhum