Giadir Bermudez 1000 Race 2023: victory for Thomas Royant and (…]

Giadir Bermudez 1000 Race 2023: victory for Thomas Royant and (…]


After Paul Meilhat in 2018, Sebastien Simon in 2019 and Charlie Dalin in 2022, it is the Thomas Ruyant – Morgan Lagravire duo that this time put their name on the list of winners of the Guyader Bermuda 1000. Brest
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. Arrived at 8:15pm this Thursday, the FOR PEOPLE duo finally won after a great duel with pair Jrmie Beyou and Franck Cammas, who beat them by 26 minutes to the finish line after 1,400 miles of racing and just over four days at sea. A great, stellar performance that comes less than two months after the boat was launched having, as a bonus, won the Tours Speed
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Disputed in the preamble to the event, he tied with Charal 2. Charal 2 who thus finished second in the general classification while Sam Goodchild and Antoine Koch (FOR THE PLANET) completed the podium in this fourth edition.

This is the fourth edition of the Giadir Bermuda 1000 Brest
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, the first race of the 2023 season in France, promised to be rich in lessons for the pair of thirteen contenders. It has, in fact, proved particularly useful, both to sailors and observers. Highly anticipated, the recent two additions to the fleet IMOCA
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, Paprec Arka by Yoann Richomme and Yann Elis and then FOR PEOPLE by Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravire, which were launched respectively on February 22 and March 16, have been eagerly awaited. Both have already shown huge potential and the second has simply dealt a huge blow by claiming victory on his first tryout. “We didn’t expect him to come to Brest! We started spotting the boat a few days ago with Morgan. We do not yet know all his secrets, but we are discovering them little by little. We know it’s a well-built machine, runs well and doesn’t have too many flaws, even if it keeps asking to drive,” commented the winner of the latest edition of Rum Road
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Destination Guadeloupe, which started the year as it finished the previous year with a landslide victory. “As the boat left the yard less than two months ago, there were naturally some minor technical glitches, but each time we were able to manage it relatively quickly and it didn’t show up in the charts. The team did an incredible job. Being able to win a race after six sails Only, with such competition, is something no one has ever achieved before. I think everyone on the team can be proud of the work done. It’s a pleasure to share these moments with Thomas. “We have taken our relationship to a higher level,” said Morgan Lagravière. “.

From the beautiful fight to the end

Dj winners Trans Jacques Fabre
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– Normandy Le Havre in 2021 Both men have already set their sights on the famous race across the Atlantic, the next edition of which will start this fall, and needless to say they scored points this week. “We found each other really well. I think we used our qualities well and we got on well, as we did during our last race together, two years ago. It was a pleasure to sail together on this new boat. Fighting with Charal 2 was crazy!” said the captain. FOR People who had a formidable duel with Jrmie Beyou and Franck Cammas almost from the start to the end of the race Elbow and elbow at the first sign “It all starts in Finisterre”, on Monday afternoon, after the start of the race dominated by the driven boats, the two tandems changed the first two places Regularly.” We’ve been in touch a lot. This allowed us to have our own bearings and our own feelings on the boat. At this point in discovering the device, having references like Jrmie and Franck nearby was really ideal. We lifted them high and so did we. This is also the reason for the beauty of this victory! Detail North, who reached the finish line last night at 8:15 p.m., 26 minutes and 41 seconds ahead of his rival after taking a slight break in the crowd past Gallimard waypoint. “We saw each other a lot. We made some nice crossings into port and right in the middle of the Irish Sea, which was fine,” confirmed Frank Kama, looking a little frustrated at letting the lead slip away. “Thomas and Morgan deserved their victory. It was a good fight. Being unhappy with the second place is a good sign! Charal 2’s co-captain remarked. What made the difference in the end? “At this level the little choice is done, the little course you don’t do, the sail you choose which is a little bit different… It was a shame not to do that race because it was so much fun. Again, it was close with Thomas (Royant) and again ​​Another finish in front. It started to get a little annoying, ”admitted Jeremy Pugh, who, despite some technical problems that occurred near the Fastnet, managed to set a very high pace during this race. A race that imposed too much commitment and put institutions and machines to the test, with too much headwind and diabolical advances.

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Very complete course, huge learning curve

“It was a very complete race. We really had it all,” said Sam Goodchild, who was two feet from Ocean Race
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Together with Kvin Escoffier aboard Holcim – PRB, he signed his first podium at the circuit IMOCA
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In his first race as captain aboard FOR THE PLANET. “It started well. We are happy and very excited to share the platform with FOR People. It’s great. It’s promising for the project,” confirmed the British sailor who confirmed he was a new major client. “Thomas (Royant) helped us a lot in controlling the boat. We are very happy that we were able to go off with more ease than if we had done it with a brand new boat. This race was a discovery full of levels. It was good to have the Paprec Arka as a book for so long. With Antoine (Koch), we work really well together. Everything is done quietly and communication
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And this is how I like to sail. declared Sam Goodchild, who completed a very impressive podium while out at sea, and the fight went on. The arrivals will therefore follow each other regularly until this evening before the official award ceremony scheduled to take place this Saturday at 7.30pm, at the office of the harbor master at the Marina du Chteau Brest.


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