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11/19 - 06h33

Tanguy de Lamotte (Initiatives Couer) seventh IMOCA into Guadeloupe

This Wednesday November 19 at 04h 28mn 13s UTC, Tanguy de Lamotte crossed the finish line of the 10th Route du Rhum line - Destination Guadeloupe to finish in seventh place. The solo skipper of Initiatives Coeur took 16d15h28m13s to complete the course of 3542 miles at an average speed of 8.87kts. In actual fact he sailed 4816mile at 12.06kts average. His delta to IMOCA winner François Gabart, is 4d10h49m18s

For his second participation in the Route du Rhum (15th Class40 in 2010), Tanguy de Lamotte was skippering his newer more powerful IMOCA: a Farr 2006 (ex Akena Verandas, former PRB). The Route du Rhum was therefore a bit of a route of discovery for him with his newer IMOCA. Forced to make a pit-stop in Brest for damage to his rudder Tanguy worked hard to try and catch up again with the IMOCAs. He manages to get to within 20 miles of Alessandro di Benedetto. On this solo transatlantic, Tanguy and Initiatives Couer saved 20 children!

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