Route du Rhum, one week after the start…
If the start of the Route du Rhum was actually given on Sunday December the 4th, the first week of the race took the boats in an unpredictable scenario.
D-7 before the start of la Route du Rhum !
The race village of the Route du Rhum destination Guadeloupe opened wednesday October 24th. Since thursday, the 53 Class40 are moored in the bassin Vauban.
Class40 Key Figures on the Route du Rhum
39 Rookies (1st participation in the Route du Rhum)
1 winner of the Route du Rhum (P. Sharp in 2006)
3 winners of solo races in 2018
Skippers from 24 to 62 years old
11 Class40 competitors from 2014 back in 2018
Nicolas Troussel (Corum #155) wins the Atlantique Télégramme !
11 skippers took part in this solo race opened for the first time to the Class40s with a program similar to the Imocas and their trophée Azimut .
The RORC Cherbourg race for Phor-ty (#137) !
Last week was the time for the traditionnal RORC september event : the Cherbourg race. A sprint of about 80 milles between Cowes and Cherbourg.
Victory and new world record for Phil Sharp in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and
11 Class40s lined up on the starting line of this 1802 nm race on Sunday August 12th but only 5 of them crossed the finish line.
Despite several technical problems and with hard weather conditions, Phil Sharp's Class40 Imerys Clean Energy has taken line honours in the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in an elapsed time of 8 days 4 hours 14 minutes 49 seconds. The ...
Yoann Richomme (Veedol #154) winner of the Drheam Cup !
General rehearsal before the Route du Rhum destination Guadeloupe, the Drheam Cup destination Cotentin kept its promises : 29 Class40 at the start (and 29 on the finish line), more than 730nm of solo-handed race between La Trinité sur Mer...
29 Class40 on the starting line of Drheam Cup destination Cotentin
Tomorrow, the Class40 fleet (29 boats) will take the start of the race. Start from La Trinité sur Mer to go to Cherbourg after rounding the Fastnet, a little bit more than 700nm.
RORC Cowes – Dinard : another victory for Concise 8 (GBR129) !
The famous race of the RORC, Cowes Dinard, took place this weekend. A simple course : 150nm to reach the Breton port from the British one, with the only obligation that the Channel Islands are to be left to port.
Concise 8 (#129) wins the Round the Island Race !
The Island Sailing Club’s annual big meeting had, this year again, kept its promises : 1200 competitors, including 6 Class40, came to participate in Round The Island Race (theorical route : 51nm).