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ROUTE DU RHUM

The brand Christophe Auguin sets sail with Morgane Ursault Poupon

Set sail with us on November 6, 2022: heading for Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe!

For the first time in its history, boat shoe brand Christophe Auguin is taking part in the Route du Rhum, alongside skipper Morgane Ursault Poupon. It is with great pride that we take part in this extraordinary adventure by supporting one of the 7 women at the start of the race.

The Route du Rhum: the Transat of Freedom

Created in 1978 by Michel Etevenon, the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe has established itself over the years as the queen of single-handed transatlantic race. For 44 years, sailors from all walks of life have been meeting every 4 years at the start of this incredible transatlantic race which connects Saint-Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe over nearly 3,542 miles (6,562 kilometers!)

Legendary thanks to its diversity and its mix of genres, the Route du Rhum brings together professional skippers and amateur faces for a mythical face-to-face with the ocean.

Morgane Ursault Poupon

The girl from the sea

Talented skipper, Morgane Ursault Poupon was born in Vannes in 1986, the same year that her father, Philippe Poupon won the Route du Rhum. Pure Breton, she grew up in La Trinité-sur-Mer and began very early to travel the oceans of the globe alongside her father.

A committed skipperskippeuse engagée

Dedicated to environmental issues, Morgane Ursault Poupon is graduated in Water Management and Control specializing in sustainable development. Observing nature, learning to protect it and understanding the world as it is are some of the subjects that are close to her heart. This is why she will set sail on November 6 aboard the same Class40 that accompanied her in 2018 on the Route du Rhum, but this time, it will be adorned with the colors and the name of "Médecins du Monde".

The brand Christophe Auguin, sponsor of Morgane Ursault Poupon

For more than 20 years, the boat shoe brand Christophe Auguin has celebrated the sea and the sailors who sail it. Sponsoring one of the few women at the start of the Route du Rhum 2022 is an integral part of the direction we want to give to our brand.

Committed since the beginnings, the boat shoe brand Christophe Auguin has always wanted to preserve its French know-how. 20 years later, most of our boat shoes are still made in France in our factory located in Anjou (49). Natural rubber sole, leather from European farms, LWG (Leather Working Group) certified tanneries, we work each season to develop boat shoes from reasoned materials and more eco-responsible manufacturing processes.

Driven by common environmental values ​​and a concern for better workmanship, the boat shoe brand Christophe Auguin sets sail alongside Morgane Ursault Poupon by committing itself as an sponsor.

The whole team can't wait to "taste the Rhum" by closely following this extraordinary human adventure through Morgane's eyes. We wish her a good crossing, properly fitted!  

The Route du Rhum Selection

Séletion Homme
Sélection Femme

Christophe Auguin, sponsor

Depuis plus de 20 ans, la marque de chaussures bateau Christophe Auguin célèbre la mer et les marins qui la sillonnent. Sponsoriser l’une des rares femmes au départ de la Route du Rhum 2022 fait partie intégrante de la direction que nous souhaitons donner à notre marque.

Portée par les mêmes engagements en matière d’éco-responsabilité que Morgane Ursault Poupon, la marque de chaussures bateau Christophe Auguin a toujours tenu à préserver son savoir-faire français et à valoriser ses choix en termes de matières raisonnées. 20 ans après, nos chaussures bateau sont encore fabriquées en France, au sein de notre manufacture située en Anjou (49).

Nous envoyons tout notre courage à Morgane pour cette expérience unique en promettant le confort de ses pieds pour toute la traversée !