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North Sails NEWS

November 23, 2018

Clients claim three class victories and new race record

2018 Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe

Ultime

1 st

2 nd

3 rd

Congratulations

IDEC Sport

Multi 50

1 st

3 rd

Congratulations

Reáuté Chocolat

IMOCA

2 nd

Class 40

3 rd *

R. Mono

1 st

2 nd

Congratulations

Café Joyeux

* partial North Sails inventory

Whether you finish at record speed or simply finish, completing the Route du Rhum is a major accomplishment; one that is met with a rum punch after sailing 3,542 miles. The 2018 edition of this solo transatlantic race to Guadeloupe saw breakdowns, repair detours and comeback stories for the history books. North Sails clients posted podium finishes in five of six classes, a podium sweep in the Ultime class, and captured half of the podium overall. For the North Sails loft in Vannes, France, seeing our client success is the culmination of years of hard work. This most recent edition of the race represented 130 new sails, and some 6,000 hours of work for the Vannes based team, with more than 1,000 sails across the fleet.

Our only disappointment? We have to wait another four years for the next race.

IDEC Sport sets new Route du Rhum record, placing first overall and first in Ultime division. © Yvan Zedda/ #RDR2018
3rd overall, 2nd place Ultime division, Francois Gabart’s MACIF © Yvan Zedda / #RDR2018
First place Multi50, Reaute Chocolat, skipper Armel Tripon © Yvan Zedda / #RDR2018
Third place Ultime, Thomas Coville’s SODEBO © Eloi Stichelbaut
Images © Yvan Zedda / Route du Rhum 2018 / #RDR2018