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La Route du Rhum Race
Former IMOCA Vendée Globe racer Jean-Pierre Dick (Notre Mediterranné-Ville de Nice) – a four times winner of the two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race – finally won a major solo Transatlantic race when he triumphed in the Rhum Mono class
Friday night into Saturday’s early hours, The Memorial ACTe, Pointe-à-Pitre’s proud, a giant structure dedicated to the history, heritage and memories of the Caribbean slave trade saw the busiest spell yet of finishers completing the 12th edition of the Route…
The Route du Rhum club of double winners - Yoann Richomme is one of the outstanding sailors and technicians of his generation
French skipper Yoann Richomme joined the very elite group of solo ocean racers to have twice won their class on the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe today, when he brought the new build Lombard Lift 40 V2 Paprec-Arkea through the finish…
Pip Hare completing her Route du Rhum race in 13 days, 8 hours, 38 minutes and 12 seconds in 12th place Photo: Vincent Olivaud 
The notorious final miles around Guadeloupe, negotiating a minefield of calms and light winds whilst significantly underpowered because of a hole in her mainsail, proved a cruel sting in the tail for Briton Pip Hare (Medallia), who slipped from tenth…
Thomas Ruyant has won the IMOCA class in the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe
Thomas Ruyant won the IMOCA class in the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe when he crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre at 06:51:25hrs UTC this Monday, November 21. His elapsed time of 11 days 17hours 36minutes 25seconds beats the course…
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Two of the Route du Rhum race organising team have died at the finish in Guadeloupe today following a 'tragic accident' involving a motorboat. The accident happened as the first boat was finishing the 12th edition of the race. The company…
French solo skipper Charles Caudrelier on the Ultim 32/32 Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the Route du Rhum finish line off Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe at 05:02:05hrs local time
In the dark of a Caribbean night to a typically rapturous welcome, French solo skipper Charles Caudrelier on the Ultim 32/32 Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the line off Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe at 05:02:05hrs local time (09:02:05 UTC) this morning. His…
Croatian sailor, Ivica Kostelic has retired from Route du Rhum Race
Croatian sailor, Ivica Kostelic (ACI), who was racing in the Class40 division in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race, is heading for Cascais in Portugal, suffering from many technical problems, including the loss of his wind gear. After a…
Charles Caudrelier (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild) has extended his cushion to over 100 miles in the Route du Rhum Race
After five days and nights of tough, physical racing which has taken them to the edge of exhaustion, there are just 1100 nautical miles of direct runway left to sail to the Pointe-à-Pitre finish line for the Route du Rhum-Destination…
French skipper Fabrice Amedeo was en route to Cascais in Portugal after suffering damage during the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race when there was an explosion aboard his Imoca, Nexans - Art & Fenêtres
At 1132hrs UTC this morning, while French skipper Fabrice Amedeo was en route to Cascais in Portugal after suffering damage during the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race, there was an explosion aboard his Imoca, Nexans - Art &…
French skipper, Thibaut Vauchel-Camus was rescued this morning from the upturned Solidaires En Peloton – ARSEP (pictured above) some 240 miles north of the Azores
After capsizing around 2000hrs on Saturday evening whilst leading the OCEAN FIFTY class of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo race, French skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus was rescued this morning from the upturned Solidaires En Peloton – ARSEP some 240 miles…
French IMOCA 60 skipper Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) has dismasted in the Route du Rhum Race
French skipper Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) has dismasted on the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while lying in ninth place on the solo race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe which started on Wednesday at 1415hrs. He reported the accident at 1700hrs…
The Ocean Fifty Class leader Thibaut Vauchel-Camus has capsized in Solidarité en Peloton in the Route du Rhum race
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Ocean Fifty Class leader Solidarité en Peloton - ARSEP has capsized, the skipper is safe inside the main hull. Leader of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe in the Ocean Fifty class French skipper Thibaut…
Jonas Gerckens, who is racing a 2021 David Raison designed scow VOLVO 164
Belgian Class40 skipper Jonas Gerckens has been forced to retire from the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe on Friday evening due to a combination of technical problems, which are exacerbated by his poor state of health. The 42-year-old solo racer from…
Skipper Charlie Dalin on Imoca APIVA, training prior to the Route du Rhum, on September 8, 2022, off Groix, France
While title favourite Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) has been enjoying something of a rich-get-richer scenario at the front of the 36 strong Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe IMOCA fleet, his lead of 60 miles ahead of Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOUt) increasing by the…
Damien Seguin’s IMOCA Groupe APICIL was dismasted in a collision with a cargo ship during the Route du Rhum Race
La Route du Rhum race organisers say Damien Seguin’s IMOCA Groupe APICIL was hit by a cargo ship and dismasted around 0330hrs (French time) this morning. The French skipper is racing solo across the Atlantic and was lying in 14th…
Charles Caudrelier and the Ultim 32/23 Route du Rhum pacemaker Maxi Edmond de Rothschild
With the first 24 hours of racing completed and the record-sized Route du Rhum fleet of solo racers settling into their ocean racing rhythm, the biggest threat to the lead of Charles Caudrelier and the Ultim 32/23 pacemaker Maxi Edmond…

About The Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Created in 1978 by Michel Etevenon, La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe is regarded as the queen of solo transatlantic races.

For 44 years, the race has joined Saint-Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. It musters the biggest fleet ocean racing fleet of all levels on the same starting line. This transatlantic course at a total distance of 3,542 miles has become legendary as its unique magic is all about the range of different classes and the mix of competitors.

Some of the best solo racers in the world of sailing, professionals and amateurs, meet every four years to taste "the magic of the Rhum".

On November 6 2022, this legendary race will set off once again, taking on the Atlantic whilst appealing to a broad mass of public fans and followers. They are offered the chance to dream, to escape and share the wonder with the solo racers who are all ready to go to sea and challenge the Autumn Atlantic.

At A Glance - Route du Rhum 2022 start date

La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe 2022 starts on November 6 off Saint-Malo, France

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