Gerry Roufs

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Gerry Roufs (born in 1953 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, died in 1997), was a competitive sailor.

Sailing career[edit]

In 1978, Gerry Roufs, along with crew Charles Robitaille placed second at the 470 class World Championships held in Marstrand, Sweden. [1].


He disappeared at sea in his boat, Groupe LG 2 in January 1997, in the South Pacific Ocean, while taking part in the 1996–1997 edition of the Vendée Globe, the round-the-world, single-handed, non-stop yacht race. Roufs was in second place in the race when his Argos position-indicating beacon ceased to transmit. His boat, Groupe LG 2, was found on the coast of Chile in July 1997. His last known position was 55°S 124°W / 55°S 124°W / -55; -124 (Roufs' last known position), 369 nm south[1] of Point Nemo, the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility.