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The entry list has been published. 122 entrants. 5 Ultimes, 24 IMOCAS and 50 class 40, that should be an interesting one to follow...

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Sorry I meant to paste the list :

Ultimes

  1. Armel Le Cleac’h (Banque Populaire )
  1. François Gabart (Macif )
  2. Sébastien Josse (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild )
  3. Francis Joyon (IDEC SPORT )
  4. Thomas Coville (Sodebo Ultim)
  5. Romain Pilliard (Use It Again ! ) 

 Imoca

  1. Samantha Davies (Initiatives Coeur )
  2. Erik Nigon (Vers un monde sans sida )  
  3. Ari Huusela (Ariel 2 )
  4. Romain Attanasio (Pure - Famille Mary)
  5. Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss )
  6. Fabrice Amedeo (Newrest - Art & Fenêtres )
  7. Manuel Cousin (Groupe Setin )
  8. Jérémie (Beyou Charal )
  9. Vincent Riou (NC )
  10. Arnaud Boissières (La Mie Câline – Artipole)
  11. Paul Meilhat (SMA )
  12. Damien Seguin (Des Pieds et des Mains )
  13. NC
  14. Stéphane Le Diraison (NC )
  15. Boris Herrmann (Malizia 2 - Yacht Club de Monaco )
  16. Isabelle Joschke (Monin )
  17. Alan Roura (La Fabrique )
  18. Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée )
  19. Edouard Golbery (NC )
  20. François Guiffant (NC )
  21. Morgan Lagravière (Kairos )
  22. NC (Absolute Dreamer)
  23. Alexia Barrier (Club Corsaires 2020 )
  24. Sebastien Destremeau (NC) à definir

Multi50

  1. Thibaut Vauchel (Camus Solidaires en peloton - ARSEP )
  2. Gilles Lamiré (La French Tech Rennes St Malo)
  3. Erwan Le Roux (FenetreA - Mix Buffet )
  4. Thierry Bouchard (Ciela Village )
  5. Armel Tripon (Réauté Chocolat )
  6. Lalou Roucayrol (Arkema )

Class40

  1. Nicolas Jossier (Manorga )
  2. Michael Hennessy (Dragon )
  3. John Niewenhous (Loose fish )
  4. Emmanuel Hamez (Teranga )
  5. Jonas Gerkens (Volvo )  
  6. Miranda Merron (Campagne de France )
  7. Kito de Pavant (Made in Midi)
  8. Hiroshi Kitada (Kiho)  
  9. Arthur Le Vaillant (Leyton France)/
  10. Aymeric Chappellier (AINA Enfance & Avenir )
  11. Maxime Cauwe (AZEO - On est large )
  12. Sam Goodchild (NC )
  13. Nicolas Troussel  (Corum )
  14. Georges Guiguen (Saint Cast Le Guildo Terre Exotique)
  15. Sébastien Desquesses (Spirit of Saint Malo – Hypred)
  16. Morgane Ursault Poupon (NC )
  17. Olivier Magre (NC )
  18. Loic Fequet (Tibco)
  19. Jacques Valente
  20. Marc Lepesqueux
  21. Luke Berry (Lamotte Module Creation )
  22. Jean-Luc Schoch (Esprit Scout )
  23. Arthur Hubert (Espoir pour un rhum)  
  24. Franz Bouvet (Yoda )
  25. Louis Duc (CARAC)  
  26. Jean Galfione (Serenis Consulting )
  27. Rodolphe Sepho (Reve de Large )
  28. François Lassort (Montres Herbelin - Francois Lassort Bijoutier)
  29. Romain Rossi (Le Souffle du Nord )
  30. Sébastien Marsset (Campings Tohapi )
  31. Emmanuel Le Roch (Nautic Sport )
  32. Olivier Cardin (Région Normandie )
  33. Olivier Roussey ( Obportus - Gras Savoye )
  34. Thomas Guichard
  35. Arthur Gascoin
  36. William Mathelin Moreaux (Un rhum pour will )
  37. Robin Marais (Ma chance à moi )
  38. Cédric de Kervenoal (Grizzly Barber Shop )
  39. NC (Groupement Flo Evernex)
  40. Bertrand Delesne (www.bertrand-delesne.fr)
  41. Carl Chipotel (Pep’ Gwadeloup ! )
  42. Alberto Bona
  43. Jean Marie Loirat (Klaxoon )
  44. Maxime Sorel (V and B )
  45. Jack Trigger (Concise 8 )
  46. Jean-Baptiste Daramy (Chocolats Paris - Coriolis composites )
  47. Dominique Rivard (Marie Galante)
  48. Yoann Richomme (Objectif Vendée Globe 2020 )
  49. Arnt Bruhns (Iskareen )
  50. Phil Sharp (Imerys Clean Energy )

Rhum Mono

  1. Olivier Leroux  (Art Immobilier Construction )
  2. Bob Escoffier (Kriter V Socomore )
  3. Jean-Marie Patier (Le cigare rouge )
  4. Nicolas Magnan (Rhum4you Javelot)
  5. Dominique Dubois (Gheo )
  6. Jean-Luc Bizien (Jaglin Transports Groussard )
  7. Yann Bucaille (Boogaloo )
  8. Wilfrid Clerton (Cap au cap location )
  9. L’espace du souffle (Laurent Jubert)
  10. Andrea Mura Vento di Sardegna )
  11. Sébastien Destremau Face Ocean ) (à définir)
  12. NC (NC)
  13. Willy Bissainte (Tradition Guadeloupe )
  14. Luc Coquelin (Ecole de navigation Luc Coquelin )
  15. Christophe Souchaud (Rhum Solidaire Cap Handi )
  16. Eric Jail (Jolokia)
  17. Nils Boyer

Rhum Multi

  1. Charlie Capelle (Acapella Soreal )
  2. Fabrice Payen (Team Vent Debout )
  3. Franck Sainte Marie (Branec IV)
  4. Alain Delhumeau (Rayon Vert )
  5. Gilles Buekenhout (Jess )
  6.  Jean-Pierre Balmes
  7. Gérald Bibot (Zaid 7)
  8. Erwan Thiboumery (Spirit of Nusa Penuda )
  9. Christian Guyader (Guyader Gastronomie)
  10. Pierre Antoine (Olmix )
  11. Etienne Hochede (PIR2 )
  12. Gildas Breton (BO Carré )
  13. Yann Marilley (No Limit Yacht )
  14.  Jean-François (Lilti Ecole diagonale pour citoyens du monde )
  15. Eric Gamin (Lilade Hoc)
  16. Thierry Duprey (Friends & Lovers )
  17. Bertrand de Broc (Pampero )
  18. Pierrick Tollemer (M Pulse )
  19. Christophe Bogrand  (Sterec Aile Bleue )
  20. David Ducosson (Caseneuve Maxi Catamaran )

 

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Great. So here one of the old questions: What was „Use it Again“ before?

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17 minutes ago, ET1 said:

Great. So here one of the old questions: What was „Use it Again“ before?

Ellen MacArthurs old B&Q trimaran originally, then used by Oman sail and a couple of others I think 

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A number of fully funded Class40s on the wait list too. I wouldn't be surprised to see further additions to the already huge entry list!

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43 minutes ago, furler49 said:

A number of fully funded Class40s on the wait list too. I wouldn't be surprised to see further additions to the already huge entry list!

Two of the Class40 wait list already were promoted into spots for the race when a corresponding pair of skippers withdrew.  I am sure that there will be a few more that end up withdrawing as well, creating opportunity for the wait list.  There is no way that the actual race could be as hard as what is involved in getting to the starting line.

The race hit a low point in 1990 and 1994 with 15 boats in each of those editions, and then has steadily grown since then aided in no small part with allowing multi hulls into the race and then turbo charged with the introduction of the Class 40's in 2006.  There were 91 boats in total for the 2014 edition, and now 122 for this edition.

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1 minute ago, Rail Meat said:

Two of the Class40 wait list already were promoted into spots for the race when a corresponding pair of skippers withdrew.  I am sure that there will be a few more that end up withdrawing as well, creating opportunity for the wait list.  There is no way that the actual race could be as hard as what is involved in getting to the starting line.

The race hit a low point in 1990 and 1994 with 15 boats in each of those editions, and then has steadily grown since then aided in no small part with allowing multi hulls into the race and then turbo charged with the introduction of the Class 40's in 2006.  There were 91 boats in total for the 2014 edition, and now 122 for this edition.

An amazing increase considering how many other areas of sailing are struggling. 

There must be some lessons to be learnt for other events and classes?

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21 minutes ago, mad said:

An amazing increase considering how many other areas of sailing are struggling. 

There must be some lessons to be learnt for other events and classes?

Fast is fun?

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2 hours ago, mad said:

An amazing increase considering how many other areas of sailing are struggling. 

There must be some lessons to be learnt for other events and classes?

I think it reflects the IMOCA class becoming more significant as the 90s went on,  then Multis of various sorts.  And a continued commitment to the Rhum class (run what you brung).  That gets you to a core of about 50 boats. Then the Class40 exploded on to the scene, filling a very specific hole in offshore boats. They have been the single largest class in the race since their first edition in 2006, and grown each time. And this is the marquee race for that Class. 

So how to replicate that?  

I also think that other offshore races are doing pretty well in terms of numbers. Fastnet, Newport Bermuda, Sydney Hobart, Vendee Globe. All if those are having strong turnout in recent years. 

The one thing the French do better than anyone else is the public support behind these races. To go to the start of the RdR or the TJV or Vendee Glibe and you see an absolutely extraordinary thing. It dwarfs the interest in any race outside of France. Exponentially. And it is a strange and wonderful alchemy that is unlikely to be equaled. 

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Was in St Malo for a TJV start (I think) the last race with a big ORMA 60 fleet, the atmosphere in the basin and town was incredible. 

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I think that the fact that there are several classes help. When a class dies (like the ORMA did) there are still others to keep the race alive. Also that there are class with a budget low enough to be good value for money compared to buying an ad in the national newspaper.

16 hours ago, Rail Meat said:

 

The race hit a low point in 1990 and 1994 with 15 boats in each of those editions, and then has steadily grown since then aided in no small part with allowing multi hulls into the race and then turbo charged with the introduction of the Class 40's in 2006.  There were 91 boats in total for the 2014 edition, and now 122 for this edition.

There were more than 15 boats in 1990 and 1994, that might have been 15 multihulls. Multis have always been part of the race, I still remember being 8 years old and looking at Rosières thinking WTF!

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On ‎4‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 8:05 PM, mad said:

Was in St Malo for a TJV start (I think) the last race with a big ORMA 60 fleet, the atmosphere in the basin and town was incredible. 

The Transat Jacques Vabre has always started from Le Havre, the big city at the mouth of the Seine river, in the English channel. If it was in Saint-Malo, it was most likely a previous Route du Rhum....

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Lorient. The boat Initiatives Heart relaunched

The sailor Samantha Davies was in operation on Thursday morning in Lorient Base. Its Initiatives-Coeur was returned to the water after a long winter refit. Samantha Davies will attend his first Route du Rhum in November. The opportunity to raise again the public action of the association Cardiac Surgery for sick children.

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https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/lorient-56100/lorient-le-bateau-initiatives-coeur-remis-l-eau-5708149

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On 15/04/2018 at 3:12 AM, Laurent said:

The Transat Jacques Vabre has always started from Le Havre, the big city at the mouth of the Seine river, in the English channel. If it was in Saint-Malo, it was most likely a previous Route du Rhum....

Thanks for the correction, it was the year that most of the ORMA fleet were destroyed in the first 2-3 days. 

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2 hours ago, mad said:

Thanks for the correction, it was the year that most of the ORMA fleet were destroyed in the first 2-3 days. 

That will be the 2002 route du rhum

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Fun encounter during a visit to La Rochelle. On the Vieux Port, Erik Nigon (Vers un monde sans sida ) and his team were working on his boat before relaunching yesterday.

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