How to follow the Route du Rhum 2022

The Route du Rhum will start this weekend, 6 November 2022 and will see 138 skippers take to the startline in a variety of classes hoping for victory The Route du Rhum is one of the biggest solo offshore races in the world, and will see 138 singlehanded competitors take to the startline in Saint-Malo, […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Pip Hare

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. James Devoy looks at Pip Hare’s chances Richard Langdon/Ocean Images /Pip Hare Ocean Racing Pip Hare is a British professional sailor and has been for 25 years. Despite a long and distinguished […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Boris Herrmann

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Boris Herrmann’s chances Few are the non-French sailors that have managed to make a name for themselves in the IMOCA 60 fleet, but German-born Boris Herrmann is just […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Yannick Bestaven

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Yannick Bestaven’s chances Maitre Coq, skipper Yannick Bestaven (FRA), is pictured with the trophy after the 2020 Vendee Globe. Photo: Jean-Louis Carli/Alea/Maitre Coq) #FR# LES SABLES D’OLONNE, FRANCE […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Paul Meilhat

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Paul Meilhat’s chances Paul Meilhat was the winner of the IMOCA 60 class in the last Route du Rhum back in 2018 having been forced to retire from […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Damien Seguin

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Damien Seguin’s chances There are a variety of usual routes into the world of offshore shorthanded sailing. The skills needed to make a successful solo racer are suitably […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Romain Attanasio

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Romain Attanasio’s chances Nothing about Romain Attanasio’s early life indicated that he might end up a solo offshore yacht racer. He was born to a skiing family in […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Alan Roura

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Alan Roura’s chances Swiss-born sailor, Alan Roura already has two Vendée Globe races to his name. He participated in his first, the 2016-17 edition of the event, when […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Conrad Colman

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Helen Fretter looks at Conrad Colman’s chances Conrad Colman, or the ‘crazy Kiwi’ as he became known, was the first New Zealander to compete in the Vendée Globe in 2016. Colman studied […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Louis Burton

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Louis Burton’s chances Louis Burton shot to Vendée Globe fame when he sailed across the line of the 2020-21 Vendée Globe in 2nd place in his 2012 IMOCA […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Sam Davies

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Helen Fretter looks at Sam Davies’ chances English-born Samantha Davies has the rare status of being loved by both French and British sailing fans. She is now among the most experienced IMOCA […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Thomas Ruyant

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Thomas Ruyant’s chances Thomas Ruyant truly made his mark on the IMOCA 60 fleet in the lead up to and during the 2020-21 Vendée Globe Race. The Frenchman […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Charlie Dalin

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Charlie Dalin’s chances Charlie Dalin has risen to become one of the stand-out stars of the current generation of IMOCA 60 sailors. His biggest moment in the spotlight […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Jérémie Beyou

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Toby Heppell looks at Jeremie Beyou’s chances Jérémie Beyou is one of the most experienced offshore racers in the world and has a daunting record of wins and podium places across a […]

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Route du Rhum skipper: Kevin Escoffier

As the 2022 Route du Rhum approaches, we take a look at some of the top names set to compete in the race. Helen Fretter looks at Kevin Escoffier’s chances Kevin Escoffier is a hugely experienced ocean racer, a Volvo Ocean Race winner and a member of Loick Peyron’s Banque Populaire V crew that smashed […]

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