Tour 36 begins with a prologue in Vauclin Bay    Martinique 1st

Tour 36 begins with a prologue in Vauclin Bay Martinique 1st

The 14 crews will compete this Sunday (July 31, 2022) in a prologue in the form of a regatta in the Bay of Vauclin.

Joseph Nodin • Published July 31, 2022 at 10:27 am, updated July 31, 2022 at 11:27 am.

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The result of the prologue determines which crew wears the first red jersey. The skipper of this skiff then chooses the best position to start the next day’s stage.

Prologue of July 31, 2022

prologue course. • ©FYRM

Preparation of skiffs

Preparation of the boats on the Vauclin coast (July 31, 2022). • © Raphaël Bastide

14 crews, 500 couriers, 150,000 nautical miles to cover in 7 days (from July 31 to August 7, 2022), Martinique is back on its tour of Martinique in Yoles Rondes after two years of absence due to the pandemic.

Martinique skiffs

Skiffs entered for the 2022 Tour • ©FYRM

One of the largest nautical events in Martinique and the Caribbean, the Tour is a unique competition in the world, organized by the Federation of Yoles Rondes de Martinique and widely supported and broadcast by Martinique la 1ère.

  • Sunday, July 31, 10:45 a.m : Prologue Vauclin / Vauclin
  • Monday, August 1 at 9:45 am : Stage 1 – Vauclin / Robert
  • Tuesday, August 2 at 9:45 am : Stage 2 – Robert / Trinity
  • Wednesday, August 3 at 8:45 am : Stage 3 – Trinidad / Saint-Pierre
  • Thursday, August 4 at 9:45 am : Stage 4 – Saint-Pierre / Fort-de-France
  • Friday, August 5 at 9:45 am : Stage 5 – Fort-de-France / Diamant
  • Saturday, August 6th at 9:45 am : Stage 6 – Diamant / Rivière-Pilote
  • Sunday, August 7th at 8:45 am : Stage 7 – Rivière-Pilote / Le François