In two days, the Rhum Road will start. The competitors will take start from Saint-Malo and sail for 3542 miles up to Pointe-à-Pitre.
Ninety-one skippers will participate in this crossing. Obviously, there will be a time limit and the arrival line will be closed after thirty-five days (i.e. eight hundred and forty hours). We will rediscover many kinds of boats which will do the same course, with the same rules:
monohulls, multihulls, small ocean racers and giants of the sea.
The last edition took place in 2010 and the winners were Lionel Lemonchois, Lalou Roucayrol, Loïc Fequet.
This year, Sébastien Rogues, Yannick Bestaven and Arnaud Boissières are the favorites and will try to challenge the seedeed skippers.
The final word will be: See you on the 2nd of November at 2.pm ! I hope you’ll enjoy it and we will vibrate as far as four years ago.
Clément Briole IEJ 1B