ROUTE DU RHUM 2022 - THOMAS RUYANT (LINKEDOUT) WINS IN THE IMOCA CLASS AND SETS A NEW RECORD
ROUTE DU RHUM 2022 - After the arrival of the multihulls several days ago, the monohulls in the Imoca category arrived in Pointe-à-Pitre this Monday morning. Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) from the North of France won this Route du Rhum 2022 after 11 days, 17 hours, 36 minutes and 25 seconds of sailing. A new record for the crossing.
7h51. The exact time this Monday morning when Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) added a new line to his prize list. "There have already been victories, but this one is the most beautiful. I haven't slept much in the last 36 hours. The weather has meant that it was a race and to stay in the lead, I had to stay on deck," said the sixth-placed sailor in the last Vendée Globe, who has just arrived in Point-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe).
Five days after Charles Caudrelier, winner of the Route du Rhum in the Ultim category, set a new record for the event, the native of Saint-Pol-sur-Mer won the event by also improving the time in the Imoca category (11d, 17h36, 25s). It was François Gabart who had previously held the record, which had been kept since 2014.
Thomas Ruyant was full of emotion as he savored this title, which he won with great difficulty. The northerner fought a great battle with Charles Dalin (Apivia), who was finally second. The podium was completed by the Breton Jérémie Beyou (Charal).