Alan Roura and Hublot crossed the finish line of the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race, first race of the 2022 IMOCA championship, this Saturday 14th May at 11:46 PM (french time) in the 15th position, after 6 days, 8 hours and 46 minutes offshore. A rewarding experience for the young skipper on board of his new boat, qualifying him for the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe.
What a long and painstaking first race of the year! The Guyader Bermudes 1 000 Race held its promises of a demanding start, after 1,200 miles in moderate, mainly headwind, winds. Not enough to make the most of the full potential of his boat for Alan Roura, on board his new Hublot, designed for reaching and downwind conditions. “I hope I’ve had my quota of upwind sailing for the season”, joked the sailor, who actually sailed more than 1,500 miles at an average of 8.5 knots. “The ranking isn’t great, but I hadn’t set myself any performance goals for this return to solo competition,” he relativized. “We prepared this race with a very tight schedule and this first experience with Hublot remains very rewarding. I managed to grow familiar with the boat, find my bearings and start to find some settings. The main positive aspect is that I also identified a lot of aspects to work on and improve… and that I’m qualified for the Route du Rhum in November!” Until then, Alan Roura will pursue training sessions and take full possession of his black and yellow foiler. And make the most of his upcoming competitions, starting with the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne, on 12th June.