La Route du Rhum

02 novembre 2018 to 04 novembre 2018
The famous sailing race La Route du Rhum departed on Sunday, November 4th from Saint Malo. It's an amazing solo transatlantic with six classes (Ultime, Multi 50, IMOCA, Rhum Multi, Rhum Mono and Class 40) and 123 sailors that arrive in Pointe-à-Pitre.
On Friday, first overview of the pontoons starting with 5 Ultimes. I was privileged to get access to the Banque Populaire XI area (Armel Le Cleach) to get a closer look.
Then, inside the Vauban basin, a look at some of the Rhum Multi and Multi 50.
The 20 IMOCA were all aligned and eager to start.
A walk in a crowded Saint Malo...
On the day before the departure, another quick look over the ultimes, being prepared to leave in the afternoon, but also to the pontoons of the amazing 53 Class40.
I got very lucky to get onboard a RIB to see the boats leaving the harbor from the sea side. It was very very cool!
Departure day! Heading to the Cap Fréhel...
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the arrivals on-site! But to see the departure and get an awesome view from the sea was excellent. To follow the race, the carthography is available here. I am very grateful to the person who let me onboard the RIB as that was an incredible moment!