Our transatlantic !Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe
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Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Ready to go?

44 years ago, in 1978, the first race started! Today, 2022, marks the start of the 12th edition. Once again, the excitement is exhilarating, both for the sailors who are thirsty for victory, as well as for the professionals, amateurs and the curious who will disembark in Saint-Malo on October 25 and follow the start on Sunday, November 6 at the Pointe du Grouin in Cancale.

13 days of

Festivities around the Rum !

The village

It will open its doors from October 25 to close them on the day of the race departure on November 6. This year, it is extended by one day to allow you to immerse yourself in the heart of the event and enjoy more of its activities and stands: sports partners, institutional partners, island atmosphere…Saint-Malo is celebrating for 13 days and its heart beats within the 70,000 m² installed at the foot of the basins and ramparts!

All in the same pool!

Where to see the boats?

The boats are all moored in the port of Saint-Malo, in front of the ramparts (in the Vauban and Duguay-Trouin basins) and visitors can admire them from the docks. Access to the pontoons is reserved for sponsors, technical teams…The Ultims, the giants of the seas, in short, the largest trimarans will not be “apart” in the port of Saint-Malo. They come to join in the Vauban basins all the boats of the other categories…Ocean Fifty, Imoca, Class40 and Rhum Mono and Multi.New: this year, parades will be organized.Each class of boats will have a dedicated day to parade, and make the general public discover the entire fleet. A real treat for visitors to see the boats evolve from the ramparts.

At the time of departure

Highlight of the village animations, the passage of the locks! Always by category, the boats leave the harbor basins to pass through the locks and meet at sea to reach the starting line: in front of the Pointe du Grouin in Cancale.

The day of departure

The official departure will be given on Sunday, November 6 at 2pm from the Pointe du Grouin in Cancale, then the boats will go along the west coast until they pass the buoy at Cap Fréhel.Organize yourself to reach the key observation points on the Emerald Coast.

We stay on land

Facing the starting line, the Pointe du Grouinremains very popular. The only access road is reserved for rescue.So you will have to park at the entrance of the city and walk about 5km to reach the point, but the show is worth it!”Second favorite spot: the Cap Fréhel. 5 parking lots based in Plévenon and Fréhel welcome the curious, from there, shuttles are organized from 9am in the morning. As for sportsmen, bikes can be parked on a dedicated parking lot, directly on the cape.And then, all the spots that have an overhang on the sea are possibly observation spots just as full of crowds.- Saint-Coulomb: the tip of Meinga and the tip of the Great Nose- Saint-Malo: the tip of the Varde- Saint-Lunaire: the tip of the Decollé- Saint-Briac: la pointe de la Garde Guérin- Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo : la pointe de L’Isle and la pointe de la Cordière

We take to the sea

Want to follow the departure at sea? Get in touch with our partners!The list will be communicated later.