PORTRAIT – Winner in Martinique with Morgan Lagravière and a true specialist in transatlantics, the Dunkirk has achieved its first major success in Imoca.
Special envoy to Fort-de-France
Thursday, when it is time to taste a good ti nain cod with your feet in the water, Thomas Rettant radiated on the pontoon of Fort-de-France. Under a blazing sun threatened by squalls, the Northerner and his co-skipper, Morgan Lagravière, were the first to cross the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre on their Imoca monohull LinkedOut. A resounding victory – their pursuers are only expected in Martinique this Friday, in a dream setting. This is the ideal combo to definitely chase away the last clouds still lodged, perhaps, in a corner of his head.
Ten months earlier, the night, drizzle and tears had escorted him to Sables-d’Olonne, during the traditional ascent of the channel. Happy and relieved to find Anne-Laure, his partner, and Zélie and Basile, separated from their dad for 80 days, Rouillard also harbored frustration after a 6th place which did not make him happy. Complete your first round the world trip, after