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Rhum with a heart of gold

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As you read these lines, the 11th Route du Rhum will have finished, and we will know who the winners are in each of the classes. But the striking fact which will inevitably remain from this edition, celebrating the race’s fortieth anniversary, is the number of skippers who, for the race, flew the colors of humanitarian organizations.

Charlie Capelle aboard his trimaran Acapella with the Theodora association, Jean Pierre Balmès on his Outremer 4X with Rire Clowns – these two associations send clowns to hospitals to help sick children - Gilles Lamiré on his Multi50 for the ‘Mille et Un Sourires’, allowing a childhood dream to be realized – Loick Peyron for the Fondation Action Enfance - Thibaut Vauchel-Camus on his Multi50 Solidaires en Peloton ARSEP (supporting Multiple Sclerosis research) - Jean François Lilti for Citoyen du Monde ...

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