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2015 RORC Transatlantic Race - Nomad IV set the bar

Winner of the International Maxi Association Trophy for Monohull Line Honours. Photo: Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV approaching the finish line in Grenada of the RORC Transatlantic Race (RORC/Arthur Daniel)

09 December 2015

Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 19 hours 06 mins and 59 secs UTC on Tuesday 8th December 2015, taking Monohull Line Honours to win the exquisite silver International Maxi Association Trophy. Nomad IV has also set a new monohull record for the RORC Transatlantic Race of 10 days 07 hours 06 minutes and 59 seconds.

Jean-Paul Riviere and the Nomad IV crew were greeted at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina by Glynn Thomas, General Manager of Port Louis Marina; James Bremridge, Deputy Racing Manager of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Chrislyn Lashington, Grenada Tourism Authority, who presented Nomad IV with a basket of Grenadian specialities, including Westerhall Rums, Grenadian Chocolate and Spice.

 

Chrislyn Lashington, Grenada Tourism Authority presents Jean-Paul Riviere with a basket of Grenadian specialities, including Westerhall Rums, Grenadian Chocolate and Spice (RORC/Arthur Daniel)

Jean-Paul Riviere was full of joy as he sprayed the Nomad crew with champagne at the Superyacht Dock in Port Louis Marina:

"Fantastic!" exclaimed the French skipper. "We were so disappointed last year when our broken boom made us retire, but this year has been really special. We have had very few problems, so it's a different story. Nomad IV crew is a combination of five regular crew, five French TP52 sailors and five Russian guests and we have had such an incredible time together. To win Line Honours was our goal and we have achieved that. The possibility of winning the race overall will be amazing, but we will have to wait until the other boats finish before we can have a double celebration."

After clearing customs in Port Louis Marina, the crew enjoyed dinner at The Victory Restaurant within a stone's throw of the Superyacht Dock. Gerald Bibot's catamaran ZED6, racing Two Handed with Michel Kleinjan is expected to be the next yacht to finish the RORC Transatlantic Race tomorrow evening.

 

Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV celebrate their arrival, monohull line honours victory and setting a new monohull race record of 10 days 07 hours 06 minutes and 59 seconds once on the dock in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. (RORC/Arthur Daniel)

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