Thomas Ruyant, solo skipper of LinkedOut, was unofficially crowned ‘King of the Transats’ when he won the 38-boat IMOCA class on the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

Hollow-eyed, wobbly-legged, and exhausted this morning after setting an infernal, unbeatable pace, especially over the last three days and nights of the 3542 nautical miles course from Saint Malo to Pointe-à-PItre, Ruyant received universal acclaim from his rivals who finished in his wake. More.