Route du Rhum 2022

Schakel

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Corentin Douguet class 40 Queguiner Innoveo finished third.
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He said about Yoann Richomme : He is the Djokovics of ocean racing.
 

Laurent

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I'm reading this on auto-translate, but get the impression Alan Roura is not at all happy with the performance of Hublot (ex Hugo Boss)... wonder what he'll do.
https://www.alanroura.com/fr/blog/route-du-rhum-je-suis-tres-frustre
Complementing what yl75 said, I think that Alan Roura is more upset with himself than the boat...

He is saying basically that he still did not have the Operator's Manual for the boat. He trained a lot upwind, worried that he would be left behind in those conditions, and he considered that he held on OK in those conditions, but he did not trained enough off the wind, and did not know how to make the boat sail fast in those conditions.
What surprises me the most is that he said that the boat did not fly once in the Trade Winds... The sea state was too chaotic, and he was in archimedean mode all the time. WTF???
He also said that strategically, he did not take enough risks and ended up 2 days in light winds, seeing everybody passing him by...
It is his 11th transatlantic race, the one he thought he was the most prepared for, and the most frustrating one.
He also said that the boat is super violent in its motion. He got thrown on bulkheads multiple times during the crossing.

He obviously does not know how to sail it well yet... Maybe it would be worth to "hire" Alex Thomson for a few days, in heavy wind, downwind and get a brain dump from him, on what to do, and what not to do...
 

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Complementing what yl75 said, I think that Alan Roura is more upset with himself than the boat...

He is saying basically that he still did not have the Operator's Manual for the boat. He trained a lot upwind, worried that he would be left behind in those conditions, and he considered that he held on OK in those conditions, but he did not trained enough off the wind, and did not know how to make the boat sail fast in those conditions.
What surprises me the most is that he said that the boat did not fly once in the Trade Winds... The sea state was too chaotic, and he was in archimedean mode all the time. WTF???
He also said that strategically, he did not take enough risks and ended up 2 days in light winds, seeing everybody passing him by...
It is his 11th transatlantic race, the one he thought he was the most prepared for, and the most frustrating one.
He also said that the boat is super violent in its motion. He got thrown on bulkheads multiple times during the crossing.

He obviously does not know how to sail it well yet... Maybe it would be worth to "hire" Alex Thomson for a few days, in heavy wind, downwind and get a brain dump from him, on what to do, and what not to do...
I'm sure he's upset with himself, but I also think he thinks the boat is a dog. He couldn't get it foiling, for one thing, and as you say, very violent in motion . I suspect he's regretting it and thinking of non foilers!
 

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In the 40s Carpentier just pipped Macaire by 8 minutes for 5th. One had a stop; one had a major on water repair. Both were impressive.
 

LeoV

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Nice for Carpentier, as he created the Class 40.
Class 40 site;
For several years, ideas had been based around a 40 footer, but had not yet taken form. In 2004, at the request of many people in the marine industry, skipper-journalist Patrice Carpentier took the initiative to draft the Rules for Class40. He brought together the skipper Michel Mirabel, Christian Bouroullec of the Structures Boatyard, and Pascal Jamet, CEO of Volvo and passionate about sailing. Between them, they created the "Class40" Association.
 

PIL66 - XL2

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I'm still impressed how 40ft-fixed-keel-no-foil yachts beat all the smaller multis and a respectable amount of IMOCAs.
They could simply be better fitter sailors sailing them from what I can see..... you can push a 40 hard where the multis dare not go
Loic Escoffier on Lodigroup (Rhum multi has had an issue and lost the lead + 29 miles... anyone know why...?

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Schakel

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They could simply be better fitter sailors sailing them from what I can see..... you can push a 40 hard where the multis dare not go
Loic Escoffier on Lodigroup (Rhum multi has had an issue and lost the lead + 29 miles... anyone know why...?

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Can't find anything on twitter for that manouvre.
I found a video with the engineering, construction and berthing of this specially for this race constructed catamaran.
 

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Nice for Carpentier, as he created the Class 40.
Class 40 site;
For several years, ideas had been based around a 40 footer, but had not yet taken form. In 2004, at the request of many people in the marine industry, skipper-journalist Patrice Carpentier took the initiative to draft the Rules for Class40. He brought together the skipper Michel Mirabel, Christian Bouroullec of the Structures Boatyard, and Pascal Jamet, CEO of Volvo and passionate about sailing. Between them, they created the "Class40" Association.
I think that was Patrice Carpentier, not Antoine.
 

Schakel

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New records have been set in all four classes so far during this edition.
Charles Caudrelier (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild) set a new Ultim 32/23 record at 6 days 19hours 47minutes 25 secs compared to 7days 14hours 21seconds in 2018 by Francis Joyon.

In the OCEAN FIFTY class, Erwan Le Roux's win set a new benchmark for the class formerly known as the Multi 50s. Le Roux's time of 10 days 21 hours 35 minutes surpassed his previous best time in 2014 of 11 days 5 hours, 13 minutes.

In the IMOCA, Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) beat François Gabart's (2014) time of 12 days 4 hours 38 minutes with his winning time of 11 days 17 hours 36 minutes 25 seconds.

In the class40 Yoann Richomme has broken his own record. It took him 14d 03h 08m 40s to beat his 2018 time of 16 days, 03 hours, 22 minutes and 44 seconds.

Article in Dutch by Clubracer.be
 




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