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11/04 - 14h19

Multi 50 skipper Pierre Antoine Airlifted off Olmix After Lightning Damage

After reporting at around 1030hrs this morning that his Multi50 Olmix had been struck by lightning and was leaking badly in the central hull, the MRCC and Race Direction of la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe took appropriate action. The solo skipper Pierre Antoine was safely airlifted off his boat just after 1300hrs (CET) this afternoon. His previously  reported position was around 100 miles north of Cape Finisterre.
Class 40 Race Leader Sebastien Rogue was diverted to the zone and is reported to have been standing by until the safe rescue was effected by a Spanish helicopter, as coordinated by CROSS Griz Nez and MRCC Madrid along with Race Direction of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

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04/13/2018

Absolute Maximum!

Absolute Maximum!

All time record 122 entries for the 40th Anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe ! Although the maxiumum entry quota for the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe was set initially at 100 boats as soon as registration opened in October 2017 it very soon became evident that demand was outstripping supply. And so by January 31st, the number of entries increased to 120. A few days after the official closing of registration the record entry was announced for this 40th year anniversary edition On November 4, 2018 there will be the biggest ever number of solo racers setting off from  from Saint-Malo heading for Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. Fittingly this is an historic number for a legendary race.

03/22/2018

YEMA becomes the official timekeeper of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018

YEMA becomes the official timekeeper of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018

OC Sport Pen Duick, the owner and organiser of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018, is pleased to announce that the iconic French sports watchmaker YEMA is to be the official timekeeper for the race.