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Route du Rhum
Route du Rhum
The Route du Rhum is a solo transatlantic race created in 1978 by Michel Etévenon. It has been raced every four years since 1978 between Saint-Malo (France) and Pointe-à-Pitre, in Guadeloupe. An open race which professionals and amateurs can enter, the Route du Rhum brings together on the same course multihulls and monohulls of all sizes and all classes.

Since its first edition back in 1978, it has become a legendary ocean race and has been won by some exceptional sailors. Mike Birch (winner in 1978), Marc Pajot (in 1982), Philippe Poupon (in 1986), Florence Arthaud (in 1990), Laurent Bourgnon (in 1994 and 1998), Michel Desjoyeaux (2002) and finally Lionel Lemonchois (2006) and Roland Jourdain (in 2010)have all has their names added to the list of winners in what is referred to as "the Queen of transatlantic races".

Since 1994 and their arrival in the event, the 60-foot IMOCA boats have also seen wins by some of the top names of ocean racing: Yves Parlier (winner in 1994), Thomas Coville (in 1998), Ellen MacArthur (in 2002) and Roland Jourdain (in 2006 and 2010). As time has gone by, the IMOCA class has become one of the headline classes in the event.


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01 Vincent RIOU 033 pts
01 Jean LE CAM 033 pts
03 Marc GUILLEMOT 031 pts
04 Jérémie BEYOU 030 pts
05 Bernard STAMM 025 pts
06 Guillermo ALTADILL 012 pts
06 Zbigniew GUTKOWSKI 012 pts
08 François GABART 010 pts
09 Tanguy DE LAMOTTE 009 pts
11 Alex THOMSON 005 pts
12 Nándor FA 003 pts
12 Anna CORBELLA 003 pts
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IMOCA Executive Committee Read more
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

IMOCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY : the class stays on course

The IMOCA Class General Assembly took place on Wednesday 15th October 2014 in NantesThe 2013 rule was confirmed to run until the end of the Vendée Globe event 2016New projects status updated&nb...
© Christophe Favreau Read more
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Défi Azimut IMOCA : A training opportunity for the Route du Rhum

7 IMOCA 60s had the chance to sail solo as fully crewedA friendly gathering, as well as a sporting competitionThe favourites are already showing their form
© Yvan Zedda Read more
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Défi Azimut: Keeping up the challenge

The fourth edition of the Défi Azimut starts this Friday for the 8 IMOCAs involved in this event, which grew out of the joint ambition of IMOCA, Azimut and the Lorient water sports centre to ad...

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