Lamire romps home to claim the Transat honours in the Multi50s

Gilles Lamire

The relatively unknown French sailor Gilles Lamire, stormed across the finish line of the Transat bakerly off New York this evening at 16:50 local time, to complete his first big win in professional sailing aboard French Tech Rennes St Malo.

The 45-year-old, who hails from the small Breton town of Cancale, ran away with the competitive Multi50 class, completing the 3,050-nautical mile course from Plymouth to New York in 12 days, 7 hours, 51 minutes and 17 seconds. The final time includes a 31-minute time penalty for accidental breakage of the boats engine sea.

He sailed 4,090 miles through the water at an average speed of 13.85 knots.

This was a resounding win for the French skipper whose nearest and better-known rival, Lalou Roucayrol on Arkema was still 350 miles out to sea, when the celebrations started on Lamire’s boat.

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