Gilbert Chollet, the very last Class 40 skipper and the very last boat to arrive at the finish of the 2010 Route du Rhum, has pulled into port safely, concluding the racing component of the RdR for this year.
This post was made at Gilbert's website on his arrival...
It is Gilbert arrived at 5:28 p.m. (Paris time)!
I got the phone briefly, he is very happy to have arrived, absolutely not tired and he has only one desire: Leave the boat and go have a drink!
He had a great welcoming committee, many of the world for the last several skippers who apparently went to look for: Wiily Bissainte (which even brought the ship to port), and François Julien Angoulvant Mabit I think. Sorry if I forgot others but we did not talk very long!
Gilbert said he would try to leave a message on the blog later in the day.