After more than 48 hours at sea, Sam Matson (Chatham) is still the first British sailor in the 39-boat fleet. He passed the Suzuki Line 11th overall, overtaken at the last minute by defending French solo offshore sailing champion Xavier Macaire (Chemins d'Océans).Read the full article
On Sunday the 26th of June, 39 Figaro monotypes set off from the Royal Yacht Squadron line to Paimpol in France
Today the Artemis Offshore Academy Brits made an emotional procession out of Cowes Yacht Haven, the pontoons sinking beneath the weight of friends and family cheering them on their way to Paimpol.
Starting Leg 2 of the Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro from the famous Royal Yacht Squadron start line, Cowes seafront was lined with the public armed with binoculars and cameras for the spectacle.
Read what Andrew Baker (#SeaChange) has to say about the second leg of La Solitaire - Bompard Le Figaro
See here the best pictures from the Cowes stopover of the 47th edition of La Solitaire - Bompard Le Figaro