2010 Route du Rhum: Francis Joyon returns to the Route du Rhum

2010 Route du Rhum: Francis Joyon returns to the Route du Rhum

Francis Joyon did not take part in the 2006 edition of the Route du Rhum, which for the final time saw victory go to a 60-foot trimaran, Gitana 11 which Lionel Lemonchois sailed at an incredible pace to a triumph in Pointe-à-Pitre. Francis, recent record holder of the...
2002 ROUTE DU RHUM: END OF AN ERA AND START OF THE IDEC SPORT SAGA

2002 ROUTE DU RHUM: END OF AN ERA AND START OF THE IDEC SPORT SAGA

Francis Joyon lined up at the start of the 7th Route du Rhum in November 2002 bathing in the success of his triumph two years earlier in the other major solo transatlantic race from Plymouth – Newport. Now called Eure et Loir, his 60-foot ORMA trimaran launched in...
1998 ROUTE DU RHUM: IT’S A LONG WAY THERE

1998 ROUTE DU RHUM: IT’S A LONG WAY THERE

At the end of the last millennium, the ORMA class of multihulls were on the rise. Laurent Bourgnon’s second triumph in a row in the Route du Rhum would generate a huge amount of enthusiasm for the 18.28 m trimarans, although it would not last long. Eight strong...
1994 Route du Rhum: A bitter tasting ‘Rum’

1994 Route du Rhum: A bitter tasting ‘Rum’

On 4th November, Francis Joyon will be lining up for the start of the Route du Rhum, destination Guadeloupe. He knows all about this transatlantic race having taken part six times. Six “Rums” with different flavours that we look back on each week. This week, it’s...
Multihull Trophy / Day 1

Multihull Trophy / Day 1

It’s back to work time for the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran, which took part in the first race in the Multihull Trophy on Tuesday morning. Francis Joyon and his crewmen sailed a 38-mile course around Houat and Hoëdic competing against Thomas Coville’s Sodebo Ultim’. The...
1990 Route du Rhum: Joyon was already out of the ordinary

1990 Route du Rhum: Joyon was already out of the ordinary

Francis Joyon will be lining up on 4th November for his seventh attempt at the Route du Rhum. Francis will be aboard his giant trimaran IDEC SPORT, the legendary boat that has won the race twice – with Franck Cammas (Groupama 2010) and Loïck Peyron (Banque...
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