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  1. Leif Andersson
    Nov 8, 2022 @ 08:47

    Vem sitter på stalltipsen. Många nya båtar med spännande design. Som vanligt under tidspress med lite tid för förberedelser. Vem tar hem det?


  2. Sam V
    Nov 8, 2022 @ 21:46

    Vidöppet. Favoriter är som Peter listar LinkedOut och allra mest APIVIA som gått bäst av alla sedan de byggdes inför förra Vendée Globe. Men storfavoriten då, Jeremie Beyou i Charal som fick starta om, har en ny båt som kommer vara däruppe. Sen hoppas nog många att Sam Davies, för första gången i en toppbåt med nya Initiatives Coeur 4 kan komma högt upp. Och så tror jag de nya båtarna Holcim – PRB, Biotherm, V and B – Monbana – Mayenne, Maître Coq V, Malizia – Sea Explorer, plus lite äldre Bureau Vallée (min favorit i förra VG) och Teamwork kan vara med och slåss. Saknar bara 11th Hour Racing som fokar på Ocean Race.

    Så allt kan hända med så många nya båtar. Första gången de verkligen testas. Hoppas de håller bara.


  3. Peter Gustafsson
    Nov 9, 2022 @ 10:51

    Frågan är väl hur hårt de nya pressar?

    Vill man köra 100% för att benchmarka mot andra + se vad som pajar, eller är man mest ute efter att göra en gedigen insats och få ihop sjömil?

    I vilket fall superspännande. Jag tänker att Manuard-designerna har en sweetspot som vi inte fått se full utväxling på ännu.


    • Sam V
      Nov 9, 2022 @ 18:03

      Så är det. Jäklar vad tid det tar att slå en hundrafots trimmis solo 😅


  4. Peter Gustafsson
    Nov 9, 2022 @ 18:39


  5. Leif Andersson
    Nov 10, 2022 @ 08:43

    Spännande uppdelning av flottan vid Brest. En falang går sydvart andra mer mot väst. Blir intressant med väder-routingen. Alla appar är kanske inte överens. Boris Herrmann hade en monolog under Vendee Globe om hur svårt det var att tolka all info.


  6. Peter Gustafsson
    Nov 10, 2022 @ 16:57

    Today at 12:00 GMT, while sailing close-hauled in 20 knots of wind, Armel heard a crack without any apparent shock. He noticed the breakage of the daggerboard under the bottom of the boat’s hull. Armel is on his way to the technical base of the Maxi Banque Populaire XI in Lorient, which he will join in about ten hours. All solutions will be studied there with Team Banque Populaire for the rest of this Route du Rhum.

    Ronan Lucas, Director of Team Banque Populaire:

    “Armel told us about this breakage which requires him to return to Lorient for us to analyze the situation. Armel is safe, the road to reach our technical base will be in manageable conditions. »


  7. Leif Andersson
    Nov 11, 2022 @ 09:02

    Verkar som de södra spåret var bäst med Apivia i ledningen. Charlie Dalin har just nu dragit det längsta strået. Groupe Apicil har mastat av i ett ofördelaktigt möte med ett lastfartyg. Allt kan hända i detta spännande race.


  8. Pelle Pedersen
    Nov 14, 2022 @ 15:03

    Charles Caudrelier från båten: försökte stoppa vid 43-44 knop… slutade med att vi gjorde 48… är ganska trött nu!


  9. Peter Gustafsson
    Nov 14, 2022 @ 22:46

    Mycket action nu.

    “When he was heading to Cascais in Portugal on his IMOCA Nexans – Art & Fenêtres after a leak had forced him to leave the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race course over the weekend at 11.40 a.m. TU solo skipper Fabrice Amedeo had an explosion on board which was immediately followed by a fire.”


  10. Leif Andersson
    Nov 15, 2022 @ 09:47

    Verkligen ett tufft race. Det summeras på hemsidan:
    So far in total, 21 solo sailors retired: 13 in Class40, 4 in IMOCA, 2 in Rhum Multi, 2 in Ocean Fifty. There are 117 sailors left in the race.
    Vad kommer härnäst?


  11. Peter Gustafsson
    Nov 16, 2022 @ 10:49

    Snabbt 🚀

    Charles Caudrelier wins Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, breaking course record

    In the dark of a Caribbean night to a typically rapturous welcome, French solo skipper Charles Caudrelier on the Ultim 32/32 Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the line off Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe at 05:02:05hrs local time (09:02:05 UTC) this morning. His was the first boat to finish the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the legendary 3,542 nautical mile solo Transatlantic race, which started off Saint-Malo, northern Brittany last Wednesday at 1415hrs.

    Caudrelier, a 48-year-old two-time winner of the crewed Volvo Ocean Race – first as crew in the 2011/12 race and then skipper in 2017/18 – set a new record for the course with an elapsed time of 6 days 19 hours 47 minutes and 25 seconds, bettering the 7 days 14 hours 21 minutes benchmark set by veteran Francis Joyon in 2018 by 18 hours 34 minutes and 22 seconds.

    Upon crossing the line, Caudrelier paid tribute to his team and family: “I’m not even tired. The first 24 hours were hard. I so wanted to win the race for the team. I’ve been dreaming of it since I was young. It’s for the family Rothschild. It seemed like a crazy idea, building a boat that could fly. It’s for Franck Cammas, as he had the experience. Without him I wouldn’t be here. He left me the place for the Rhum. He could have won it himself. It’s a Formula 1 team and I just drive in the race. This is a team effort and there’s also Guillaume Verdier, the designer. I recently lost my mother and she isn’t here to share this moment. Thanks to everyone for believing in me.”

    Racing his first ever solo multihull race on a giant Ultim 32/23, the hugely experienced Caudrelier held his cool through a nervous final night on the course, during which he spent long periods slowed to two or three knots as he negotiated calms in the lee of Gaudeloupe’s volcanic Basse Terre island.

    The 2017 launched Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is the flagship of the French banking family’s Gitana team, and is acknowledged as the most evolved and reliable boat in the Ultim 32/23 class. Caudrelier now adds the highly coveted Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe title to a winning record across all the major Ultim 32/23 offshore and ocean races.

    François Gabart, the runner up in 2018 who had victory wrested from his grasp by Joyon in the final miles of the race, is on course to finish second and was around 30 miles behind when Caudrelier crossed the finish line.


  12. Peter Gustafsson
    Nov 21, 2022 @ 08:50

    Några bra analyser?

    Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) wins Route du Rhum-Destination Guadaloupe IMOCA Class in new record time (before jury)

    Thomas Ruyant won the IMOCA class in the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe when he crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre at 06:51:25hrs UTC this Monday November 21. His elapsed time of 11 days 17hours 36minutes 25seconds beats the course record for the class which was 12d 04h 38min 55s, set in 2012 by Francois Gabart by 11hrs 02min 30secs.

    The 41 year old from Dunkirk adds the highly coveted solo Route du Rhum victory to the two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre race triumph he achieved a year ago with Morgan Lagravière on a similar course racing from Le Havre to Martinique.

    Ruyant was tipped as solid podium contender when this legendary 3,542 miles course left Saint-Malo on Wednesday 9th November and many had him as the solo sailor most likely to break the recent winning run of the dominant Charlie Dalin (Apivia).

    Although Dalin led the race from the start, and was 90 miles ahead during the passage of a ridge of light winds after the Azores, Ruyant broke west and outmanoeuvred Dalin on Friday morning and took the lead which he held to the finish line this morning.

    Winning from the biggest and most competitive IMOCA fleet ever assembled for a Route du Rhum, that included 38 boats and seven new builds starting from Saint-Malo, Ruyant extends an excellent record racing solo and two handed across the Atlantic, which started when he won the 2009 Mini Transat to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. He also won the Transat AG2R in 2018 with Adrien Hardy in the Figaro.

    “I make no secret of it, I am only here to win. That is all that interests me. I have one of the best boats in the fleet. There are newer boats on the start line but our 2019 Verdier design is fully optimised to the best level of development,” said Ruyant in Saint-Malo. Winning is a fitting farewell to Ruyant’s boat which he is replacing with a new IMOCA ahead of the 2024 Vendée Globe.

    He was Dalin’s most dogged rival on the last Vendée Globe, tussling over the lead until Ruyant broke his port foil early in the Southern Ocean going on to finish sixth. Dalin was a little over seventeen miles behind this morning when Ruyant crossed the finish line to take the biggest victory of his career.


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