Route du Rhum

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Drheam cup : 3 races event end of July for the La route du Rhum preparation and qualification for those not yet qualified (Drheam 700 : 736 NM single handed), open to all classes inc. Ultims ( but not seen registrations of any of them up to now) :
    https://drheam-cup.com/la-course/le-parcours/

    The another warm-up event will be Le trophée des Multicoques end of august, I love this gallery of photos on historical multihulls : not only beautiful photos, but if you click on each one you got full info on the boat :
    Multicoques https://www.tropheedesmulticoques.com/fr/le-trophee/multicoques
     
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    There is no specific "Rhum Multi"(as far as I know). The Ultim class- 100+' trimarans- are going to race and I think maybe some Multi 50's. I don't know what they mean in the first post when they say "Rhum Mono" or "Rhum Multi"-maybe Dolfiman would know?
     
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    There are 6 classes of boats :
    Ultims : defined as multihulls > 60' without length limitations ( so not exactly the Class Ultim definition , limited to 32 m
    Imoca 60 : monohull, according to their class rules
    Multi 50 : according to their class rules
    Class 40 : monohull, according to their class rules
    Rhum mono : length > 39' and not entering any above class
    Rhum multi : 39'< Lenght < 60' and not entering any above class
    These two last classes were created to open the race to both golden oldies and/or open design boats, in line with the original spirit of the Route du Rhum created in 1978, in reaction to Ostar decision to limit the lenght to 54' , itself decision taken after the excess of the Club Mediterranee of Alain Colas ( Lenght 72 m !, second behind Pen Duick 6 in the Ostar 1976). I don't know exactly what is the selection criteria on these two classes, in complement to the mandatory offshore singlehanded ability to prove from the skipper+boat.
    Registrations up to now (click on each class) : 6 Ultims, 24 Imoca, 6 Multi 50, 50 class 40, 17 Rhum mono, 20 Rhum multi
    Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe http://www.routedurhum.com/fr/s06_skippers/s06p01_skippers.php

    Within Rhum multi : Acapella and Friends & Lovers, Walter Greene designs sister-ships of the 1978 winner Olympus with Mike Birch.
    Acapella Océan - Un Bateau : ACAPELLA http://www.acapellaocean.com/pages/boat.html
    Within Rhum mono : Kriter V, the mono second in 1978 with Michel Malinovski, just 90s behind Olympus, a famous dramatic final ! , a beautiful mono from Andre Mauric, let's appreciate from this video :
     
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    Thank you very much!
     
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