The Regional Council of Guadeloupe in partnership with the Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board held a press cocktail reception at the Flatiron Hotel Penthouse rooftop in honor of the 40 Anniversary of the “Route du Rhum.” The legendary solo sailing competition links Saint Malo, Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, every four years. The race will leave St. Malo on November 4 to arrive in Guadeloupe around November 10, 2018.  

Gobert was invited by the Honorable Ary Chalus, President of the Region of Guadeloupe. “I met with Rudy in Guadeloupe two months ago and here we are tonight. He is our pride as an ambassador of Excellence and is now a member of the exclusive club of Guadeloupean athletes who have made their mark in sports history such as Thierry Henry, Teddy Riner, Lilian Thuram or more recently Soccer World Cup Champion Thomas Lemar,” said Chalus.

When asked by journalists if he had the time to reconnect with Guadeloupe, Gobert responded: “I go to the Guadeloupe Islands once a year right after the season. I just go to relax and spend time with my father who lives there and do something for the kids. I always have a great time there; it’s just a beautiful island; peaceful.”

Rudy seems like he has a great head on that crazy long winspan. With is amazing defense, Rudy should be in the league for a long time.