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Sail. Route du Rhum: Yoann Richomme has launched his Class40​

Published on July 07, 2022 at 1:54 p.m.
The Class40 Paprec Arkéa was launched on Wednesday July 6th.
The Class40 Paprec Arkéa was launched on Wednesday July 6th. (Photo Olivier Blanchet)

While waiting for his new Imoca, Yoann Richomme had his new Class40 delivered last Wednesday to the Lalou Multi yard. At the helm of this Lombard plan, Richomme wants to defend his title on the Route du Rhum 2022.​

Winner of the 2018 Route du Rhum in Class40, Yoann Richomme will take part in the Drheam Cup, a 1,000-mile solo race between Cherbourg and La Trinité-sur-mer on July 17. Something to get straight to the heart of the matter. The objective is to shine in four months between Saint-Malo and Guadeloupe: “Even if we know that the competition will be tough with 55 competitors including 26 new boats, we are keen to do well”.

Sail.  Route du Rhum: Yoann Richomme has launched his Class40
(Photo Olivier Blanchet)
Richomme is not starting from scratch in the Class40: he has notably sailed on the sister-ship of his boat, the Quéguiner - Innoveo owned by Corentin Douguet: "We have installed the same autopilot on board the Class40, we are working with the same designer of sails and sensors are also identical. There are many parallels between the two boats.”
His Imoca will be launched in early 2023.
 

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Boat NameCountrySkipperType of boatSail number
CLASS40
#OnEstLargeFRCAUWE Maximetyker98
ACIHRIVICA KostelićClass 40CRO 130
Banque du LémanFRKOSTER SimonMach 40.4SUI 159
BLEU BLANCFRTHOMAS HervéCLASS 40149
CAISSES RÉUNIONNAISES COMPLÉMENTAIRESFRJOST VictorMonocoque109
Captain AlternanceFRPIPEROL KéniLift V2174
CentrakorFRMERGUI MikaelLift V2183
Chocolats Pariès - ScrebFRDARAMY Jean-baptisteClass 40FRA 123
crédit mutuelFRLIPINSKI Ianclass40158
CROSSCALLFRDUCROZ Aurelienclass40166
DOPAMINE SAILING TEAMFRGUEGUEN FlorianCLASS40FRA104
EDENREDFRLE ROCH EmmanuelMONOCOQUEFRA165
EDIGO-UNIVERREFRCOURBON YvesCAPE40FRA 168
ENERGIES POUR LE MONDEFRROSSI RomainAKILARIA RC3FRA131
EORAAUHENRY RupertLOMBARD LIFT 2021AUS-169
Fondation StargardtFRLE PAPE MartinClak40180
Groupe SNEFFRMACAIRE XavierClass40178
HappyVoreFRD\'ESTAIS NicolasClak40167
Inter InvestFRPERRAUT MatthieuMAX 40175
La Boulangère BioFRGRASSI AmélieClass40 : Max40FRA170
Lamotte Module CréationFRBERRY LukeClass40185
LegallaisFRCASENAVE-PÉRÉ PierreMach40.3145
Les campings malouin impact océanFRMATACZYNSKI GeoffreyClass 40Fra 97
Naviguons contre le diabèteFRFACON AnatoleAkilaria 40 RC3124
Nestenn - Entrepreneurs pour la PlanèteFRBONNIER JulesMach40.3FRA 153
Paprec ArkéaFRRICHOMME YoannLift 2182
Project Rescue OceanFRTREHIN AxelMax 40FRA 162
QUEGUINER-INNOVEOFRDOUGUET CorentinLift V2176
Randstad-AusyFRLOUCHART MartinMach 40.3FRA 155
Recycleurs Bretons - NavaleoFRLE BORGNE KieranTyker 40 Evolution 2FRA 88
RedmanFRCARPENTIER AntoineMach 40.4FRA161
SENSATION CLASS40FRLEPESQUEUX MarcSABROSA 40FRA140
SERENIS ConsultingFRGALFIONE JeanClass40FRA163
SOGESTRAN - SEAFRIGOFRCHATEAU CédricPogo S4172
VICITANFRLE VOURCH DidierCLASS 40FRA 134
VIRANGAFRHAMEZ EmmanuelPOGO S48
VolvoBEGERCKENS JonasClass40BEL 164
YODAFRBOUVET FranzAkilaria65
 

Rail Meat

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Just in case any of you are thinking about getting one of these machines for your very own... Dragon is for sale. The ad is in the Sailing Anarchy Classifieds. Her new rig is leaving Axxon in the next couple of weeks to be shipped to the US, and she will be back in perfect nick in September.

Dragon 2.0 is in build and launching next year. As much as it pains me to sell the OG, it would be fiscal suicide to own two of these.
 

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Just in case any of you are thinking about getting one of these machines for your very own... Dragon is for sale. The ad is in the Sailing Anarchy Classifieds. Her new rig is leaving Axxon in the next couple of weeks to be shipped to the US, and she will be back in perfect nick in September.

Dragon 2.0 is in build and launching next year. As much as it pains me to sell the OG, it would be fiscal suicide to own two of these.
What design is the new boat?
 

Rail Meat

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An Owen Clarke Design, engineered by Pure. Merf and Allen have augmented the design team with Peter Hobson and collectively they are producing a pretty amazing design. VPP tested against the fleet of existing scow bows across the Fastnet, TJV, RdR, Atlantic Cup and Bermuda courses using 10 years of historical weather data. Our design wins 93% of the time.
 

furler49

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Looks similar to the FarrX2 ay? No sign of anything remaining. Pretty concerning and hopefully isolated to 179 as its sister ship #168 is I believe out doing it’s qualifier - likely turned around and headed for shore… note, they were finished by different yards.
 




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