Tale a look at the first pictures of the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran taken during the lap around the island of Guadeloupe and the incredible duel to the finish with François Gabart, followed by his first steps ashore and the cheering crowds who were there to welcome him.
Relive some of the incredible moments when Francis Joyon finished the race winning the on his seventh attempt at the Route du Rhum by clicking here:
Jean-Marie Liot / ALEA
Yvan Zedda / RDR2018
Alexis Courcoux / RDR2018