After rounding the Scilly Isles, the 21 team fleet is now on a reaching course racing back to France in a closing-up pack at the top with Pep Costa ESP/Will Harris GBR leading 1.2 miles ahead of Xavier Macaire/Morgan Lagravière FRA. Tanguy Le Turquais/Guillaume Pirouelle FRA follow 0.1 miles behind in third. ----- There are still 340 miles or about 2 days left to the finish. ----- The race-tracker and the daily report (fr.).
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, April 13, 2021
This morning UTC, the fleet is already on the approach to Scilly Island, the northern waypoint of leg 2. Thanks to their more easterly course, the leading duo already in front yesterday was able to slightly pull away: Tanguy Le Turquais/Corentin Douget FRA lead 0.75 miles ahead of Pep Costa ESP/Will Harris GBR. Xavier Macaire/Morgan Lagravière FRA are 3rd with a backlog of 4.5 miles. Martin Le Pape/Yann Eliès FRA follow 5 miles behind in 4th. ----- The race-tracker, the daily report and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 12, 2021
Yesterday late in the afternoon, the 21 two-person teams set off for the second and final leg of the Sardhina Cup in fresh winds around 20kn. The 775-mile leg is expected to last until Friday. Northerly winds make for a tactically challenging cross across the English Channel to the Scilly Isles, the return leg with astern winds should then be a speed race. This morning Pep Costa ESP/Will Harris GBR, holding close to the coast, were narrowly in the lead. Tanguy Le Turquais/Corentin Douget FRA are just 0.7 miles back in 2nd. ----- The race-tracker, the report and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 11, 2021
The start to the second leg of the Sardinha Cup, which leads over 800 miles to the Scilly Islands in the south of England and back, takes place today in St.Gilles. The fleet of 21 two-person teams is expected back in France on Friday. Given the small margins in the first stage - Xavier Macaire/Morgan Lagravière FRA won by just 5 minutes from Alexis Loison/Guillaume Pirouelle FRA - the final decision will be made in this leg. ----- The preview.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, April 10, 2021
We already reported yesterday morning UTC about the victory of Xavier Macaire/Morgan Lagravière FRA in the first leg. The closely packed fleet reached the finish within 3 hours, and only Jonas Gerckens/Sophie Faguet FRA last lost over 7 hours. Tomorrow afternoon is the start of the second leg of 800nm. ----- The report with ranking list and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Friday, April 9, 2021
After one day and 13 hours, Xavier Macaire/Morgan Lagravière FRA crossed the finish line this morning at 5h UTC as winners of the first leg of the Sardinha Cup. They took the lead shortly after the start and won by 5 minutes ahead of Alexis Loison/Guillaume Pirouelle FRA. Only one minute behind, Tom Laperche/Loïs Berrehar FRA finished 3rd. So far, 12 of the 21 teams have reached the finish line. The report with the ranking list.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, April 8, 2021
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Offshore Racing – Sunday, March 28, 2021
Figaro 3 - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Final results, Laperche FRA overall winner, Clapcich and Fielding USA retired
Offshore Racing – Saturday, March 27, 2021
Figaro 3 - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 5 - Leg 3 - Victory for Pierre Quiroga FRA, two USA skippers still underway
At 5.35 UTC this morning, Pierre Quiroga FRA (Macif) crossed the finish line of the 340-mile leg in the first place. Half an hour later, Xavier Macaire FRA followed in 2nd place. The rest of the fleet is still underway. On rank 20 was Jesse Fielding USA 57nm before the finish line, this morning UTC. Francesca Clapcich USA on rank 26 has 105nm left. ----- The race tracker with the current rankings and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Friday, March 26, 2021
Offshore Racing – Thursday, March 25, 2021
Figaro 3 - Solo Maitre Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 3 - Lay Day before Solo Long-distance Race
Yesterday was a rest day in Les Sables d'Olonne, after the two coastal races on Monday and Tuesday. Today follows the start of the 340-mile long-distance race at 12h UTC, with the finish on Saturday. The leg can be followed live via race-tracker. ----- After the two short races, Alan Roberts GBR and Tom Laperche FRA lead the overall classification with equal points. Francesca Clapcich USA occupies rank 28. ----- The event website.