Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

A must-watch solo transatlantic race, Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe brings together the largest fleet in ocean sailing on the same start line. Taking place every four years, the Saint-Malo race village attracts 2 million people and has become legendary through the diversity of classes and skippers.

As an Official Supplier of Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, 11th Hour Racing will support waste management initiatives at the Saint-Malo race village.

INITIATIVES SUPPORTED BY 11TH HOUR RACING WITHIN THE RACE VILLAGE

  • Four water refill stations where visitors can fill reusable water bottles.
  • An Echo Cube trash skimmer in the marina that collects floating waste, categorizes the materials, and collects data to understand the region’s marine debris issues.
  • Video messaging to highlight best practices for waste management.

Background

Created in 1978 by Michel Etevenon, La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe is regarded as the queen of solo transatlantic races. For 44 years, the race has joined Saint-Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. It musters the biggest fleet ocean racing fleet of all levels on the same starting line. This transatlantic course at a total distance of 3542 miles has become legendary as its unique magic is all about the range of different classes and the mix of competitors. Some of the best solo racers in the world of sailing, professionals, and amateurs, meet every four years to taste “the magic of the Rhum.”

Header image credit: Alexis Courcoux

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