Offshore

Route du Rhum – Meilhat wins IMOCA class

French sailor Paul Meilhat won the IMOCA monohull division of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race

Thomson finishes Route du Rhum

Alex Thomson finishes Route du Rhum after recovering from grounding on rocks during the final miles of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe and while leading the IMOCA class

Route du Rhum – Thomson runs aground

Alex Thomsom reported to have grounded on Guadeloupe Island. Thomson is safe, uninjured and in no danger. Structural checks are ongoing

Route du Rhum – Thomson counting down the miles

British skipper Alex Thomson, on Hugo Boss, is in good shape this Thursday morning, counting down the miles to what should be his first taste of victory in the IMOCA class.

Fellow competitor to rescue capsized French skipper

An operation is under way to rescue Lalou Roucayrol, the French Route du Rhum skipper who capsized 1,000 nautical miles east of Guadeloupe early Wednesday morning.

Arkema Capsize on the Route du Rhum

French skipper Lalou Roucayrol has capsized on his Multi50 Arkema at around 06:30hrs UTC this morning (Weds) while racing in fourth place in the Route du Rhum-Destination Gaudeloupe approximately 1000 miles east of Guadeloupe

Golden Globe Race – Slats gains after Den Heede pitchpole

Second placed Mark Slats sailing the Rustler 36 Ohpen Maverick has taken more than 500 miles out of Van Den Heede’s lead over the past week

Route du Rhum – Less than 1000nm to go for Thomson

Armel Tripon and Alex Thomson should be the next to finish the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. The leaders of the Multi50 and IMOCA fleets are only 115 nautical miles apart

Joyon wins Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

Francis Joyon snatched victory in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, finishing just 7 min and 8 secs ahead of Francois Gabart after overtaking him in the last miles of the race

Route du Rhum – Gabart on course to smash race record

With less than 800 nm to sail to the finish of the 2018 Route du Rhum he French sailor François Gabart is on course not only to win the ULTIME class but to smash the outright race record