This evening at 18h UTC, the start to the final fourth leg of the Solitaire will be given off St-Nazaire. Due to the variable weather forecast - a depression will provide for moderate winds with rain squalls - the course has been reduced to 80 miles. ----- Most interesting will be the duel on top: Armel Le Cléac'h FRA and Fréderic Duthill FRA only 10 minutes behind are practically neck-and-neck, considering the strong currents and light winds. Tom Laperche FRA on rank 3 is already over one hour in arrear. ----- The preview.
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Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - St. Brieuc FRA
Sunday, 30. August 2020– Saturday, 19. September 2020
Sunday, 30. August 2020– Saturday, 19. September 2020
Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - Leg 3 - St.Nazaire FRA - Final results, Duthil FRA 1st, Le Cleac'h FRA on top overall
Fred Duthil FRA scored an opportunist victory yesterday taking the winning gun for leg 3 on the 51st La Solitaire de Figaro off Saint Nazaire. At the end of an epic, extremely tiring 492 miles stage from Dunkirk around Brittany, punctuated throughout by very light winds, strong tidal currents, and many changes in wind direction, Duthil made big recoveries from deep in the fleet in the changing conditions and won 15 minutes in front of Marc Mallaret FRA, the first Bizuth (rookie). The overall leader Armel Le Cléac'h FRA, also coming from the back-end of the fleet, crossed the line in 4th with a 52-minute backlog and remained on top overall. But Duthil follows only 10 minutes behind in the overall rankings. ----- The results of leg 3, the news and the videos. ----- The start to the final 4th leg over 183nm to Loire Atlantic will be given on Saturday.
Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - Leg 3 - Day 4, fleet still closely together, ETA Wednesday afternoon UTC
Even after four race days, the Figaro 3 fleet of the Solitaire Regatta remained closely packed this morning UTC with Yann Eliès FRA in the lead with 60nm left to the finish line of leg 3. Sam Goodchild GBR followed 1,3nm behind, another 0,3nm back was Xavier Macaire FRA. The overall leader Armel Le Cléac'h FRA did comeback strongly from behind and his backlog as 10th-ranked was only 2,9nm this morning. ----- Estimated time of arrival this Wednesday late afternoon UTC. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
This morning UTC, the fleet with Pierre Quiroga FRA as leader has reached the most western point of Brittany with a 0,2nm advance on Xavier Macaire FRA, the winner of leg 1. Sam Goodchild GBR on rank 3 follows 0,3nm behind. The distances between the boats are extremely small. The overall leader Armel Le Cléac'h FRA on rank 24 is only 8,8nm in arrear. ----- Light winds prevailed yesterday in the North of Brittany and the boats came almost to a complete standstill. ----- The Race-Tracker, the news and the video of the day.
The 35 Solitaire du Figaro Solo Skippers have started in Dunkerque to leg 3 around Brittany to Loire-Atlantique over 498nm. This morning UTC, Loïs Berrehar FRA was in the lead ahead of Eric Peron FRA 1,4nm behind on rank 2. Tom Laperche FRA follows in 3rd. The overall leader Armel Le Cléac'h FRA on the 5th position is well positioned again. ----- The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Figaro 3 - La Solitaire du Figaro - Dunkerque FRA - Leg 2 - Final results, Le Cleach FRA wins the leg and takes the overall lead
Yesterday evening, the second leg of the Figaro 3 Solitaire was concluded in Dunkerque with Armel Le Cléac'h FRA as winner 32 minutes ahead of Sam Goodchild GBR. Another 3 minutes behind followed Yann Eliès FRA in 3rd. Herewith, Le Cléac'h FRA is the new overall leader in front of the leg 1 winner Xavier Macaire FRA with a 37-minute backlog. 35 solo skippers racing. ----- The rankings, the reports and the videos.
This morning 6.17h CET, Xavier Macaire FRA crossed the finish line of the Figaro 3 Solitaire leg one. Macaire took the lead right after the start and defended this position despite the very small distances between the leading boats. Only 1:35min behind followed Loïs Berrehar FRA in 2nd. Alexis Loison FRA finished 3rd. ----- The race tracker with the results and the reports and videos.
Xavier Macaire FRA defended the first place ahead of Armel Le Cléac'h FRA new on rank 2 only 1,3nm back after an impressive comeback. Another 0,2nm behind followed Frédéric Duthil FRA now on 3rd. ----- During the past night UTC, the fleet rounded the Fastnet Rock South of Ireland and is now on the way back to France. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
After 18 hours underway at the Solitaire du Figaro Regatta, Xavier Macaire FRA was on the first position 0,4nm ahead of Corentin Douget FRA, with Tom Laperche FRA another 0,1nm behind as 3rd behind this morning UTC. The Vendée-Globe-Winner Armel Le Cléac'h FRA followed only on rank 16 among the 35 participants. ----- The start to the first of four legs of this most important race of the French Solo National Championship held on monotype Figaro 3 boats was given in in Saint Brieuc at the French Atlantic Coast yesterday afternoon. Leg 1 leads over 642nm to the Fastnet Rock off Ireland and back to Saint Brieuc in northern Brittany. In an initial 15kn decreasing wind, the fleet was still closely together this morning. ----- The race tracker, the news (in English or French) and the video of the start.