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    Published on 11-20-2018 02:37 PM
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    Thomas Coville, the veteran French solo offshore ocean racing sailor, today became the third skipper in the ULTIME class to finish ...
    Published on 11-20-2018 10:20 AM
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    The skipper Amiens Pierre Antoine today signed his second victory in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, after his success in 2006 in Class3, won on the small trimaran of 12.18 m Friends & Lovers (Today in the hands of François ...
    Published on 11-20-2018 10:13 AM
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    For his first participation in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, Yoann Richomme, 35, signs a masterful victory. First Class40 in Pointe-à-Pitre, the skipper of Veedol-AIC cut the line at 17 hours ...
    Published on 11-17-2018 01:45 PM
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    Paul Meilhat crossed the finish line in Pointe-à-Pitre on Friday at 20 h 23 '18 s (Guadeloupe time) after 12 days, 11 hours, 23 minutes and 18 seconds of racing, at 11.83 knots. average (on the great circle). In total, he traveled 4451 miles at an average of 14.87 knots (on the water).

    Given the 24-hour penalty imposed by the international jury on Alex Thomson for having started his engine ...
    Published on 11-16-2018 03:11 PM
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    November 11, 2018

    Day 38

    Noon Position: 34 55S 122 07W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): SExE 8

    Wind(t/tws): SW 25 – 28

    Sea(t/ft): SW 12

    Sky: Rain. Low and gray

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1004, rising

    Cabin Temp(f): 66

    Water Temp(f): 60

    Relative Humidity(%): 75

    Sail: Triple reef in main and #2 genoa, hard reaching

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 142

    Miles since departure: 4900

    Avg. Miles/Day: 129

    Ran all night on main and #2, both triple reefed, taking wind on starboard quarter as the low came on slowly and steadily. By first light, it was blowing a resolute 33 knots, and Mo was hard pressed with so much sail aft. I dressed and dropped the main. This eased Mo’s complaint, but without the pressure on the main ...
    Published on 11-16-2018 09:20 AM
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    There has been a huge upset in the race between the IMOCAs. Comfortably leading the Route du Rhum and on his way to a clear victory, British sailor, Alex Thomson ran aground last night at the foot of a cliff in the north of Grande-Terre (Guadeloupe), just 75 miles from the finish. To get his Hugo Boss out of this predicament and away from the rocks, the British skipper was forced to use his engine. While he was the first to cross the finish line at 1210 hrs ...
    Published on 11-15-2018 09:41 PM
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    Alex Thomson Racing is currently managing a developing incident, which occurred during La Route du Rhum: Destination ...
    Published on 11-15-2018 04:09 PM
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    Blessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

    The 43-year-old solo ocean racing veteran from Nantes crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre ...
    Published on 11-15-2018 09:41 AM
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    An operation is under way to rescue Lalou Roucayrol, the French skipper who capsized 1,000 nautical miles east of Guadeloupe early yesterday morning (Wednesday).

    The plan to recover Roucayrol from the upturned Multi50, Arkema, will involve fellow Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe ...
    Published on 11-15-2018 08:59 AM
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    It is shortly after midnight in Europe that Alex Thomson is expected off Tête à l'Anglais island to the north of Basse-Terre. He will then have the tricky task of sailing around Guadeloupe. The skipper of Hugo Boss appears to have a lead over his rivals ...
    Published on 11-13-2018 01:55 PM
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    FRENCH UPDATE 13/11/2018 : #GGR2018

    Apart from Tapio Lehtinen, pushed in the middle of the Sea of Tasmin by a strong ...
    Published on 11-13-2018 12:47 PM
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    UPDATE FROM BOIRS 13/11/18 at 13:00 PART 1:

    Why did Malizia sail this strange curve last night ? Problems with the kite ? Yes. To put this first: no scratch on the sail. It’s in its bag and stacked. But that didn’t look a likely end of the scenario for a frightening hour.

    Unfortunately, I have lost a lot of miles but not all due to the incident. We were still just transitioning ...
    Published on 11-12-2018 09:54 AM
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    After Francis Joyon's victory in the Ultime category, the battle between the IMOCAs is in the spotlight. For behind Alex Thomson, the clear leader, Paul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès have shown once again that in the Route du Rhum absolutely nothing is certain until the finish line is crossed. On Monday, three competitors, who were in ...
    Published on 11-11-2018 09:22 PM
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    Unbelievable ! Completely crazy! After 6 days of chase after Francois Gabart, everything finally played at the end of a tour of Guadeloupe totally crazy, in the devents and the petole. On board IDEC Sport, Francis Joyon wins an anthology final.

    At the mark of Basse Terre, with 17 minutes in advance, we think that MACIF ...
    Published on 11-11-2018 11:39 AM
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    A few hours from the amazing outcome of the Route du Rhum and the fierce fight that is currently being played out between François Gabart and Francis Joyon, lots of people are wondering about the MACIF trimaran's average speeds. Below is an update on the damage on board.

    (Near the finish, MACIF ...
    Published on 11-10-2018 06:09 PM
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    With less than 800 nautical miles to sail to the finish of the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race – from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe - the French sailor François Gabart is on course not only to win the ULTIME class but to smash the outright race record.

    After just six days at sea Gabart, at the helm of the maxi-trimaran MACIF, is now within a day-and-a-half of finishing the 3,542-nautical mile race and estimates published by the race director’s office suggest ...
    Published on 11-10-2018 08:24 AM
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    Between Francis and Francis, there is only one 'O' difference. An O that resembles the outline of Guadeloupe, or 4 to 6 hours of sailing, perhaps the delta between the two men when crossing the finish line Sunday in the late afternoon between the Islet Pig and Islet Gosier ...

    Between the Charentais and the Eurélien, there is also 27 years of gap. With a little imagination, Francis could have been François's father. Their respective boats are also born one generation apart (2006 and 2015), but these are two VPLP plans with remarkable pedigree. On one side MACIF, a trimaran that took Gabart alone around the world in record time (42 days 16 hours), transfigured into ...
    Published on 11-09-2018 10:42 AM
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    LAST NIGHTS UPDATE 8:30pm 08/11/18: Boris is now in 1st but he sent us this update last night.
    Now I am sitting here taking my “apero” alone. A beer and bel cheese with crackers. I try not to think about the race for 20 minutes. I feel it’s important to refresh my mind starting to be quite tired. A moment of mental ...
    Published on 11-09-2018 09:32 AM
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    Rescued by the Portuguese crew of the "Sonho de Infancia" Tuesday night, Armel joined this morning the port of Vigo in Spain where expected members of his team. He gives us his first words before joining his relatives in Brittany.

    After Ouessant we find ourselves in a somewhat complicated ...
    Published on 11-08-2018 02:53 PM

    La Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe came to a halt very quickly, too quickly, for Sébastien Josse and the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. At the helm of the latest addition to the Gitana fleet, an emblem of the new generation of ...