Rom’s Road: Will Jabart Finally Be There?

Emmanuel Langler, Media 365: Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 11:34 pm.

The list of registrants for The Next Rom Road was revealed on Wednesday. At the moment, François Gabart is one of them. corn…

The suspense was there, then evaporated somewhat. But it still matters… On Wednesday, the list of registrants was revealed for the next Rome Route, which will start in Saint-Malo on November 6. At the moment, François Gabart is one of them. The Frenchman, who finished second in 2018 with just 7 minutes 8 seconds behind Francis Guyon, is named to the list as the latest winner, Thomas Covel or Armel Le Clijke at Ultim.

However, the SVR Lazartigue trimaran will not be up to the mark. The controversy is not new and causes a lot of talk. The boat will not respect the rules because it integrates the cockpit into the core of the central hull and causes concerns about visibility as well as safety. An increasingly important problem in individual racing, such as the famous Route de Rome. Gabbart, the 2014 race winner in the IMOCA class on his Macif, has until October 6 to award his gauge certificate.

Gabart has until October 6 to award his scale certificate

The Rome 2022 route, which will run from Saint-Malo to Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe over 3,542 miles, has 138 registrants (120 boats fully registered and 18 invitations not granted until April 30) across the six categories. Record! The last significant mark dates back to 1976 when 125 boats left Plymouth on the English Transat. The four title holders will be on the bill for the 13th Edition: Francis Guyon (Idec Sport) in the Tremarans Final, Paul Meilhat (Biotherm) at IMOCA, Armel Tripon (Les P’tits Doudous) in Ocean Fifty, Yoann Richomme (Paprec – Arkea) in Class40.

“For the organizer, it is a real pride to see that racing has always been more attractive, for 44 years,” emphasized Herve Favre, President of OC Sport Pen Duick. The roster we make official today responds fully to what was written in last summer’s race notice. But the number of requests that The received in recent months has prompted us to search for a solution to welcome more seafarers and allow them to participate in the most famous races across the Atlantic, while respecting our commitment to bring everyone to the docks in St.-Malo.”

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