on-x joins the Route du Rhum with Mieux

Arthur Le Vaillant's Ultim Mieux at the start of the Route du Rhum 2022

Route du Rhum: Arthur Le Vaillant and Mieux alone with the world around them

Press release of November 10, 2022

Entering the Ultim category, the giant trimaran in the colors of the Collectif Mieux, of which on-x is one of the co-founders, started the Route du Rhum yesterday. Destination Guadeloupe for a unique project based on shared convictions.

At the helm of his trimaran Mieux, Arthur Le Vaillant took the start of the Route du Rhum this Wednesday at 2:15 pm, at the same time as the 137 other boats entered in the Route du Rhum - the start scheduled for Sunday, November 6, had been postponed due to weather conditions.

Better and the other Ultims quickly took the lead of the race. Tonight, once they have passed the tip of Brittany and begun their ocean crossing, the first boats in the class should reach Pointe-à-Pitre in 6 days, according to the most optimistic estimates.

For Arthur Le Vaillant, the main objective is to cross the finish line. Entered by Ultim Sailing, his boat, more than 10 years old, is the oldest of the Ultim fleet. It can therefore not compete with the favorites of the race, more modern and faster.

Mieux underwent few modifications before lining up for this demanding race, a true transatlantic sprint. Her mainsail, which features a kahikatea, the sacred conifer of the Maori tribe, is the same one that equipped the boat during her previous races.

A committed sailor, Arthur Le Vaillant is the spokesperson for the Mieux collective, co-founded by entrepreneurs committed to CSR and wishing to apply and share best practices. The twenty or so co-founders of Mieux want to take advantage of the media visibility offered to their collective by the Route du Rhum to welcome other entrepreneurs who, like them, intend to work towards creating a more resilient and radiant society.

Beyond their reflections and the measures they will take in their own companies, these responsible entrepreneurs have chosen to associate the collective with thematic action campaigns in collaboration with other associations, such as Action Enfance or the Fondation Partage & Vie, whose two logos appear on the mainsail of the trimaran that set out to conquer the Atlantic. There are many of them on board Mieux, alongside Arthur Le Vaillant.

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