It is this Wednesday November 9th at 2.15pm that 138 solo sailors will set off in front of the Pointe du Grouin for a 3,542-mile run to Pointe-à-Pitre in the Guadeloupe region!
A Route du Rhum 2022 that will be talked about outside the ocean since the business around the race has never been stronger. Here are the main data processed by the Sorsora association.
Between stress, maneuver and fatigue, this long regatta recorded an absolute record of boats at the start (138). Sailors who obviously intend to offer maximum media coverage to their sponsors and partners.
Budget between 10.5 and 11 million euros
The race budget is increasing this year. Between 10.5 and 11 million euros, according to Sporsora it is 3 million more than in 2018. At that time, the budget was between 7.5 and 8 million. For the 12th edition, 37.5% of this budget comes from local authorities, which represent 4 million euros. 3 million come from sponsors and brands, or 29%.
€ 500,000 in prize money
As for the prize pool, this year it amounts to 500,000 euros. Each winner, depending on his category and the number of boats entered, will receive a bonus. In the Ultim category, the winner will win € 64,000, the second place winner € 40,000 and the third place € 24,000.
Participating in the race is expensive! Like the cash prize, entry fees vary by category and boat. In the Ultim category, registration costs € 80,000 excluding taxes. For Imoca it is 25,000 euros.
Between 17 and 20 million euros
Building a boat is also a great investment. As you may have understood, the cost of construction is not the same depending on the model and technology. For the most expensive is the last 32-meter maxi-multihull at a new price between 17 and 20 million euros. The 12.18 meter Class40 monohull is the cheapest with a selling price of between 650 and 750,000 euros.
1.5 million euros
On the partner side, it is the Guadeloupe region that brings the most money to the Route du Rhum. As main partners, the city of Saint-Malo, the Brittany region and the CIC support the Guadeloupe region.
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