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

Golden Globe Race leader to continue in race

Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, who suffered a knock-down on Monday 5 November, has decided to continue in the race back to Les Sables d’Olonne

Route du Rhum – Thomson powers on

British skipper Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss, who has led the IMOCA fleet since the first morning, is now more than 80 miles ahead of second-placed Paul Meilhat on SMA

Route du Rhum – Banque Populaire IX capsizes

Latest reports for the Route du Rhum fleet continue with news of the capsize by French former Vendée Globe winner, Armel Le Cléac’h, on board Maxi SoloBanque Populaire IX.

Route du Rhum – A third of fleet head for land

The first 24hrs of racing have seen over a third of the fleet head for…

Golden Globe Race – Leader suffers knock-down and mast damage

Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has reported that he has suffered a knock-down and mast damage

Edmond de Rothschild out whilst Thomson leads IMOCAs

The tough weather conditions are starting to take their toll on the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe fleet in the Bay of Biscay

Route du Rhum underway off Saint Malo on Sunday

The 11th edition and 40th anniversary staging of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race got underway off the Brittany port of Saint Malo on Sunday

Route du Rhum – Phil Sharp aims for second consecutive win

Phil Sharp, Class40 skipper of Imerys Clean Energy aims for a second consecutive win in the Route du Rhum