Category Archives: Route du Rhum

Winners confirmed in Route du Rhum

By | November 21, 2018

Published on November 20th, 2018, Day 17: Two days into the third week of the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre was able to celebrate to great winners in the in the amateur Rhum classes – the Monos and Multis – and in the hotly-fought Class40 division of the 3,542-nautical mile solo transatlantic race. In… Read More »

Alex Thomson handed 24-hour penalty

By | November 20, 2018

The jury have made the decision to give Alex Thomson a 24-hour penalty following the incident that occurred overnight. From start to finish, join Alex Thomson for the highs and the lows of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe… Alex Thompson gets 24-hour penalty…

Collision to thwart Thomson victory

By | November 19, 2018

Published on November 16th, 2018: Day 13 – The British yachtsman Alex Thomson stood on board his damaged yacht, Hugo Boss, moored to the quayside in Guadeloupe this morning and told the assembled media that he did not deserve to win the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. Thomson had been leading the 3,542-nautical mile solo transatlantic… Read More »

Living with the challenges

By | November 16, 2018

Armel Tripon on Réauté Chocolat claims the role of third finisher in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race, easily winning the Multi50 class of this iconic contest which comes along every fourth year. The next arrivals – Alex Thomson (IMOCA) and Erwan Le Roux (Multi50) – may come soon, but it is… Read More »

Route du Rhum prepares for next storm

By | November 8, 2018

With such a big fleet now spread over a large area of ocean off Europe and Africa, skippers in the 3542nm Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race are beginning to experience wide variations in weather conditions after three very challenging days at sea. While there are still around 35 boats taking refuge on the French… Read More »