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Unprecedented number of sailors wearing Musto for Route du Rhum

by Musto 3 Nov 2022 12:00 UTC 6 November 2022
Armel Le Cleac'h, FRA, Maxi Banque Populaire XI © Vincent Curutchet

A record number of sailors have chosen Musto for the iconic Route du Rhum, the 3,542 mile, solo race from St Malo France to Guadeloupe, which starts on 6 November 2022.

Included in the line-up of over 120 sailors will be 12 #TeamMusto Ambassadors featured across four classes in the Race - the Ultime, the IMOCA, Ocean 50, and Class 40.

For Armel Le Cleac'h, one of the longest serving Musto Ambassadors and skipper of Maxi Banque Populaire XI, this is the most important race of the season. Racing in the hotly contested Ultime category, Armel has vowed to "fight with the best and write a new story - in an edition that promises to be very competitive with a top-flight line-up."

Of the 37 sailors competing in the IMOCA class, eight are Musto Ambassadors including the four newest additions to the roster: Benjamin Dutreux on Guyot environnement - Water Family; Charlie Dalin - Apivia; Tanguy Le Turquais on Lazare; and Damien Seguin onboard Groupe Apicil. They will be joined on the start line by #TeamMusto sailors Louis Burton, Bureau Vallée; Justine Mettraux, Teamwork; Boris Herrmann, Malizia - Seaexplorer; and Samantha Davies, Initiatives Cœur.

In the Ocean Fifty Class of 50-foot multihulls, British sailor Sam Goodchild with Leyton will be competing against Erwan Le Roux onboard Koesio. And in the Class 40, Ambrogio Beccaria from Italy is representing Musto onboard Allagrande Pirelli, as well as France's Ian Lipinski with Crédit Mutuel.

The sailors will be taking with them a mix of the soon to be released new generation HPX, which has been tested to the max by the #TeamMusto Ambassadors after three years of performance, design and fabric innovations, as well as the MPX GORE-TEX Pro Offshore range.

Nick Houchin, Head of Marketing for Musto, commented, "What a line-up! We are incredibly proud to see so many #TeamMusto ambassadors on the startline, ambassadors who have entrusted us with kitting them out in the most technically advanced offshore sailing gear available. In addition, we are pleased to see Musto being worn by sailors throughout all six fleets. The all-new HPX and MPX ranges will keep them warm, comfortable, and dry allowing for optimal performance as they race in the Route du Rhum. The only challenge for us is trying to keep impartial!"

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Musto Ambassadors in the Route du Rhum 2022

Armel Le Cleac'h, FRA, Maxi Banque Populaire XI


  • Louis Burton, FRA, Bureau Vallée
  • Charlie Dalin, FRA, Apivia
  • Samantha Davies, GBR, Initiatives Cœur
  • Louis Duc, FRA, Fives Lantana Environnement
  • Benjamin Dutreux, FRA, Guyot environnement - Water Family
  • Boris Herrmann, GER, Malizia - Seaexplorer
  • Tanguy Le Turquais, FRA, Lazare
  • Justine Mettraux, SUI, Teamwork
  • Damien Seguin, FRA, Groupe Apicil

Ocean Fifty:

  • Sam Goodchild, GBR, Leyton
  • Erwan Le Roux, FRA, Koesio

Class 40:

  • Ambrogio Beccaria, ITA, Allagrande Pirelli
  • Ian Lipinski, FRA, Crédit Mutuel

Also racing in Musto: Francis Joyon, Romain Pillard, Antoine Cornic, Pierre Casenave-Péré, Simon Koster, Nico d'Estais, Baptiste Hulin, Emmanuel Le Roch, and François Jambou.

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