Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV approaching the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race (RORC/Arthur Daniel)
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 the 8th December 2015, taking Monohull Line Honours to win the International Maxi Association Transatlantic 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. Photo: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.”
Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV celebrate in Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. Photo:RORC/Arthur Daniel
After clearing customs in Port Louis Marina, the Nomad IV crew enjoyed dinner at The Victory Restaurant within a stone's throw of the Superyacht Dock. Gerald Bibot's catamaran Zed 6, racing Two Handed with Michel Kleinjan, is expected to be the next yacht to finish the RORC Transatlantic Race tomorrow evening.