It is with the discovery of Americas and the development of exchanges with India that Saint-Malo takes its economic flight. The ship owners become more numerous and characters of this period make the fame of the city. Jacques Cartier discovers and investigates Canada; privateers harass the enemy merchant and military navy, such Duguay-Trouin or Surcouf. Others become famous in Sciences, as Mauperthuis, or in literature as Chateaubriand. Today sailors fight in big sailing races as the solitary “La Route du Rhum” which runs from St-Malo to Pointe-à-Pitre or The Quebec - St-Malo transatlantic with a crew.