After a long 24 hours battling light and tricky winds around the BXA mark at the most southerly point of the course, the Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro fleet are finally on the home straight towards La Rochelle.Read the full article
Early on Tuesday the 5th of July, Artemis 23 arrives in La Rochelle. Hugh Brayshaw was forced to retire from Leg 3 hours after the start after his forestay gave way. After a nocturnal repair, Jack Grundy hopped on board and helped Brayshaw getting the boat down in time for Leg 4.
On Saturday July 2nd at 19:00, 39 boats headed out for Leg 3 between Paimpol and La Rochelle.
Read here what our British sailors had to say about their physical and mental state, as well as their input on the leg that started yesterday.
“I’d been blasting along upwind for about 10 to 15 minutes and everything was going ok. I was making small gains on the boats and settling in for a long night of upwind sailing. Suddenly I heard a huge bang and could see my forestay had gone."