Arkema Multi50 trimaran track record
Since it was first launched at the end of March 2013, the Arkema Multi50 trimaran has taken part in many ocean races.
Transat Jacques Vabre 2017
Lalou Roucayrol and Alex Pella crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) as winners in the Multi50 category. The Arkema pair covered the course’s 4,350 theoretical miles of the legendary Coffee Route in 10 days 19 hours 14 minutes and 19 seconds. An outstanding performance for these skippers who managed to overcome both technical and physical hurdles to ultimately claim victory!
Grand Prix Guyader 2017
Following its winter refit, the trimaran Multi50 was back for the 2017 season with the Grand Prix Guyader race. A first limbering-up for Team Arkema Lalou Multi which finished the race in a pleasing 2nd place.
Drheam Cup 2016
After setting off from La Trinité-sur-Mer on Wednesday 17 August, the Multi50 Arkema recorded the fastest time to cover the 350 miles of the route when it crossed the finish line off Roscoff on Thursday 18 August. With Lalou Roucayrol, Karine Fauconnier, Etienne Carra and Yannick Bestaven making up the crew, the sailors took advantage of the rough conditions off the coast of Brittany. Team Arkema dominated this first Drheam Cup edition across all categories.
Quebec – St-Malo Transat race 2016
Arkema’s Multi50 and its crew, skippered by Lalou Roucayrol, crossed the finish line of the Quebec – St-Malo Transat race on 20th July, therefore winning their first transatlantic race. After 9 days and 9 hours at sea, Lalou Roucayrol, Karine Fauconnier, César Dohy and Etienne Cara put in a superb performance by covering the 3,254 nautical mile (6000 km) course at an average speed of 14.46 knots (27 km per hour).
The Transat bakerly 2016
During the legendary solo race, crossing the North Atlantic in his trimaran revealed stressful for Lalou Roucayrol, who had to grapple with an unforgiving ocean as well as damage to his boat.
Following a collision with an unidentified floating object, the skipper of Team Arkema announced that he had lost the daggerboard of the Multi50 Arkema trimaran. With the help of his navigators Karine Fauconnier and Eric Mas, the sailor managed to reach New York on the best possible route.
Transat Jacques Vabre 2015
The 12th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre was particularly eventful for the skipper Lalou Roucayrol and his co-skipper César Dohy.
Following 20 days and 22 hours at sea, over 6,300 miles, 3 depressions and a 24 h 'pit-stop', the pair were pleased to reach port safely. When their boat experienced a problem off the coast of Brazil, the Team made a stop-over in Salvador de Bahia for repairs to be able to complete this tough race for both man and boat.
Route du Rhum 2014
After eleven days’ sailing across the Atlantic, Lalou Roucayrol crossed the finish line in Pointe-à-Pitre in second place in the Multi50 class. A challenging race, marked by changing weather conditions that forced many competitors to abandon the race.
But these trials did not stop the skipper who was able to maintain his course to Guadeloupe and offer us a great race as well as a place on the podium!
Transat Jacques Vabre 2013
Lalou Roucayrol and Mayeul Riffet set off full of confidence on board their Multi50. But their experience was not enough to overcome tricky sailing conditions and an unfortunate combination of circumstances.
A wave destabilized the Arkema-Région Aquitaine trimaran, causing it to capsize. Fortunately this event had no serious consequences for the sailors, who learnt from this experience.