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Route du Rhum – Vacation spot Guadeloupe: who will succeed Francis Joyon?

Francis Joyon, final class, “Idec sport”

Francis Joyon in 2020
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Jerome Favre

At 66, the title holder of the Route du Rhum in Ultim, these multihulls over 30 meters, is dedicated to the eighth time on the check, 32 years after its first participation. After an unimaginable end, he gained the eleventh version of the Route du Rhum
, seven minutes and eight seconds solely on his opponent François Gabart. The skipper from Locmariaquer (Morbihan) added a brand new trophy to his checklist in 2018. Holder for nearly 12 years (2004-2016) around the globe crusing file, winner of the Jules Verne Trophy in 2017. He accomplished his crewed crusing journey in 40 days, 23 hours, half-hour and 30 seconds. The file nonetheless stands.

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François Gabart, Ultim class, “SVR-Lazartigue”

Navigator François Gabart visitor of Planète Liza hosted by Bixente Lizarazu
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In November 2018, François Gabart, 39, adopted Francis Joyon by solely seven minutes in Pointe-à-Pitre. The sailor from Charente had confronted technical issues throughout the earlier version which had handicapped the MACIF trimaran: the boat sailed with no starboard foil and with no port rudder for a number of days. In 2017, he smashed the solo world file in 42d 16h 40min 35s. In 2021 he completed 2nd within the Transat Jacques Vabre aboard his new trimaran SVR-Lazartigue
, designed by his firm, MerConcept (based in 2006, mission-driven firm since 2020). The dolphin of the final version of the Route du Rhum was very practically not allowed to start out in Saint Malo. It was accused by the Ultim class of breaches of security guidelines.

Thomas Coville, within the Ultim class, Sodebo Ultim 3

Thomas Coville off Lorient in October 2022
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Thierry Hole

The 54-year-old sailor is on his seventh participation within the Route du Rhum. A skipper working alongside Sodebo since 1999, Thomas Coville has been crusing on the highest degree since his adolescence. From the mini 6.50 to the massive file trimarans, by way of the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, the Morbihannais is among the most eclectic skippers of his technology. The multihull stays his frequent thread, his adrenaline, his universe. In 2014, he had to surrender on the primary night time after a collision with a freighter.

Armel Le Cléac’h, within the Ultim class with Maxi Banque Populaire XI

Armel Le Cléac’h on the pontoons of Lorient in October 2022
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Nicolas Creach

The 45-year-old Breton will take the beginning of the Route du Rhum – Vacation spot Guadeloupe for the 4th time, on board for this version of the Maxi Banque Populaire XI. After two participations in 2006 and 2010 (the place he ranked second), Armel Le Cléac’h needed to forfeit in 2014, injured within the hand. In 2018, it capsized in 2018 off the Azores. IMOCA world champion, double French champion in solo offshore racing, he is among the uncommon sailors who’ve gained the Solitaire du Figaro thrice. He’s the one skipper to depend three podiums within the Vendée Globe: 2nd in 2008 and 2012, he gained in 2016. Armel nonetheless holds the file for this around the world with a time of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds.

Charles Caudrelier, within the Ultim class, on the helm of the maxi trimaran “Edmond de Rotschild”

Charles Caudrelier in his Ultim Maxi Edmond de Rothschild class maxi trimaran for the Route du Rhum, in Lorient in September 2022
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Thierry Hole

Regardless of a profession spanning greater than 20 years, as wealthy as it’s assorted, punctuated by prestigious victories whether or not solo or with a crew, in a monohull or a multihull, in France or internationally, the Finistérien will participate in his very first Route du Rhum – Vacation spot Guadeloupe. On the helm of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, pioneer of this new technology and probably the most profitable boats, Charles Caudrelier would be the favorite.

Yves Le Blevec, within the Ultim class on “Precise ultim 3”

Yves Le Blevec in Brest in 2020
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Nicolas Creac’h

When the now 57-year-old sailor moved to La Trinité-sur-Mer in 1986, he discovered the commerce of shipbuilder. However his dream was to sail. The skipper gained his first main victory in 2007, solo, within the Mini Transat. It is a turning level in his profession as a skipper. Starting in Mini 6.50, then in Figaro Bénéteau, to evolve since 2015 in Ultim, passing via six years of Multi 50, Yves has climbed all the degrees and is a part of the household of sailors within the big trimaran class.

Arthur Le Vaillant, within the Ultim class, on “Higher”

Arthur le Vaillant, in Port-la-Forêt in Finistère, October 2022


That is the second participation of this 34-year-old sailor from La Rochelle. The skipper, very dedicated to the setting, completed 4th in Class40 in 2018. In the course of the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2017, he completed 2nd.

Romain Pillard, finally on Use It Once more! by Extia

Romain Pillard on April 25, 2021 in La-Trinité-sur-Mer
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Evan Lebastard

The sailor is collaborating in his second Route du Rhum. The final time was in 2018 aboard a large of the seas. He had completed 4th. The skipper took half within the single-handed French championship with the Solitaire du Figaro in 2000 and 2001. He’ll then sail as a crew member on IMOCAs, specifically with Ellen Mac Arthur. Dedicated to preserving the ocean and elevating consciousness of the significance of adjusting our consumption habits, he launched the Use It Once more! in 2016 by recovering a legendary trimaran (Ellen MacArthur’s former boat) from an deserted state. In 2022, he launched into an Upside-Down Across the World aboard his Trimaran Use It Once more! by Extia.

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