LIVE VIDEO. Route du Rhum: victory for Erwan Le Roux in Ocean Fifty, after a suspenseful final

1:09 p.m.

📹 Samantha Davies’ logbook

The navigator from Initiatives Cœur tells us about her daily life aboard her Imoca. Here is a new logbook to discover on video!

12:33 p.m.

🎙️ Yoann Richomme (Paprec Arkéa, Class40), during his session this morning

It’s fine. I try to rest in this infernal machine. I’m tired of it, it’s a bit long. This straight leg on the same setting for three days is easy but not very interesting, even if I have the advantage of the situation by being in the lead. I stay faster than my pursuers, I keep digging. I benefit from a better wind angle or more wind. Maybe even both! 110 miles ahead is starting to get comfortable. So much the better, but I can’t wait to put on the spinnaker and enjoy it a little more. The spinnaker, it should be now but it’s not worth coming. Maybe in the early morning. I’m half in a hurry. I will then have a slightly flatter boat, but it won’t be much quieter. The wind will remain strong until the finish. The trade wind is very strong, we won’t have any speed problems! This straight edge, we will keep it until the last 24 hours of racing. Strategy level, there is not much to do before. For me, it’s so much because it’s easier to defend than to have people attacking in all directions. The boat and the man are doing well. I must admit that I was really exhausted after the passage in the high pressure and all this accumulation of lack of sleep of the first week so I really appreciated taking long naps

Photo: Thomas Bregardis / Ouest-France

12:15 p.m.

🥇 Erwan Le Roux winner in Ocean Fifty

10 days, 21 hours, 35 minutes and 52 seconds: here is the race time of the winner of the Route du Rhum with the Ocean Fifty. Quentin Vlamynck (Arkéma), who crossed the line a few minutes away, is only 18 minutes behind the latter!

Photo: David Ademas / Ouest-France

12:10 p.m.

📹​ Nicolas Troussel disguises himself as MacGyver on his Imoca with a pilot breakdown

Nicolas Troussel (Corum) is sailing on Sunday morning in 16th position in the Imoca of the 12th Route du Rhum, 534 miles behind the leader, Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut). Problem ! Left with three autopilots, he had lost one from the start and the other two left him in the Atlantic. Race over? No. On the advice of his technical team, he transformed the angle sensor cylinders of his foils into rudder angle sensor cylinders. It works… for now!


🥈 Quentin Vlamynck (Arkéma) takes 2nd place in Ocean Fifty

After the victory of Erwan Le Roux (Koésio), Quentin Vlamynck finished second in the Route du Rhum 2022. A very good performance for the young skipper, who was taking part in his first Rhum!


🏆 Victory for Erwan Le Roux!

After a thrilling final, the skipper of Koésio won the Route du Rhum again in his Ocean Fifty category!


🎙️​ Jérémie Beyou (Charal, Imoca) on vacation this morning

I came back well on those in front and I dug on those behind, it was good, except that there I got into a big squall at 35 knots. I didn’t see it coming at all, it rocked the boat. Time to put everything back in place, I have a sail that is half in the water. Listening skipped. By the time I put it all back together, I’ve lost quite a bit of distance and there’s a bit of a mess on board. There, there are between 23 and 26 knots on average, it’s very strong. I tried to gybe a little inside the road so as not to get behind those in front. You have to try things. The idea is not just to keep Kevin Escoffier behind. If ever there is a door that opens, the objective is to get as close as possible to those in front to begin the tour of the island not too far behind them. I am on the attack. I didn’t shrink the canvas so it’s a bit warm. This straight line, we have for 20 hours and it’s going to be 20 hours of hell, but I’m on the job. When we will arrive in Guadeloupe, we will be on point, well as it should be. A lot of stuff is going to happen. The boats have to hold. For the tour of the island, it will be above all the freshness of the guys that will count.

Photo: David Ademas / Ouest-France


🔴​ Armel Le Cléac’h passed the Basse-Terre buoy

The skipper of the Ultim Banque Populaire XI is expected today in Pointe-à-Pitre to take seventh place in the class.

Photo: David Ademas / Ouest-France


⛵​ Erwan Le Roux returns to Quentin Vlamynck

At the 11 a.m. score, Erwan Le Roux took over the lead from Quentin Vlamynck, for around 1.2 nautical miles. What suspense! On this last score, Erwan Le Roux and Koésio are advancing at 10 knots against 13 for Quentin Vlamynck and Arkema.

10:40 a.m.

⛵​ The duel in Ocean Fifty continues to keep all its promises

The two leading skippers in the Ocean Fifty, Erwan Le Roux (Koésio) and Quentin Vlamynck (Arkema) are very close to each other. The last named has just come back in front at the 10 a.m. score!


📹​ Justine Mettraux ( “A sky with huge squalls! »

Swiss skipper Justine Mettraux ( gives an update on her race, as she approaches Guadeloupe on the Route du Rhum. The navigator is trying to escape from an area of ​​large, “gigantic” squalls, in her words. At the score on Sunday November 20, 2022, at 9 a.m., Justine Mettraux was in seventh place in the Imoca fleet, dominated by Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) and Charlie Dalin (Apivia). The latter two are currently neck and neck at the head of the fleet.


📸​ New photos of the skippers

Photo: James Harayda / Gentoo Sailing Team
Photo: Conrad Colman/Imagine
Photo: Xu Jingkun / China Dream – Haikou


❓ Towards a completely crazy end of the race this Sunday in Ocean Fifty?

It’s a scenario that promises to keep lovers of the Ocean Fifty class in suspense. As they approach the Basse-Terre buoy, Erwan Le Roux (Koésio) and Quentin Vlamynck (Arkema) are less than a nautical mile apart!


🎙️ Arthur Le Vaillant (Better), sixth: “We didn’t all have the same goal”

Arthur Le Vaillant, skipper of the Ultim Mieux crossed the finish line of the Route du Rhum on Saturday November 19 after 10 days 1 hour 26 minutes 51 seconds. “That was my big goal: to bring the boat here” he said when he arrived. Find his statements from yesterday.


🎧 Quentin Vlamynck: “It can be historic for the class! »

The skipper of Arkema was also on vacation this Sunday November 20 to discuss the suspenseful end of the race in Ocean Fifty.


🎧 Erwan Le Roux: “It’s going to be pretty crazy”

Erwan Le Roux (Koésio) deciphers the suspenseful end of the Ocean Fifty race on the 2022 Route du Rhum. The skipper of Koésio passed Quentin Vlamynck during the night and only has a lead of less than a mile .


⏮️​ Relive the day on Saturday!

Arthur Le Vaillant (Mieux) has arrived in Guadeloupe, while a duel at the top is taking place in Imoca between Charlie Dalin (Apivia) and Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut). Five classes of boats are still in the race and among the skippers, a new father. Tanguy Le Turquais (Lazare) had the joy of learning that his little girl was born. Relive the day of November 19 of the Route du Rhum.


👋 Hello!

Welcome to our site to follow live the day of November 20, 2022 on the Route du Rhum. Incredible suspense is held in the Ocean Fifty class, where the two leaders are less than a mile apart!

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