Into the coast

The Solitaire du Figaro fleet takes a hard right to get the new breeze

Thursday August 7th 2003, Author: James Boyd, Location: France
The prospect of getting the new breeze - 12 knots from the northeast has seen the bulk of the Figaro fleet heading for the extreme right of the race track as they make their way from Bilbao up to the turning mark of Belle Ile on the second leg of the Solitaire du Figaro.

A majority of the boats headed towards the French coast on port tack during yesterday evening and have since tacked on the shift to head up the French coast. Overnight the boats have been passing Ile de Yeu to the south of St Nazaire - remarkably most, with the exception of Marc Thiercelin and Ronan Guerin, left it to seaward. Former Solitaire du Figaro winner Pascal Bidégorry is now back in the lead.

The tactics have caused more of a separation between the boats than we have been used, with roughly a mile separating each for the top three boats.

The boats are expected to round Belle Ile early this afternoon.

Sam Davies has dropped slightly down the leaderboard to 20th from her highpoint of 13th yesterday, however she is still one place ahead of the 'bizuth' favourite Marc Emig.


Positions at 0550 French time

Pos
Skipper
Boat
Lat
Long
DTF/L
COG
SOG
1
BIDEGORRY Pascal Région Aquitaine
46°55.5N
02°29.4W
169.23nm
313
7.9
2
BEYOU Jérémie Delta Dore
46°54.9N
02°27.8W
+ 1.17nm
317
7.8
3
TABARLY Erwan Thalès
46°54.0N
02°26.3W
+ 2.53nm
310
7.9
4
CAUDRELIER Charles Bostik Filey
46°53.5N
02°25.7W
 3.21nm
313
7.7
5
CHABAGNY Thierry Petit Navire Le Bon Goût du Large
46°53.5N
02°25.5W
+ 3.28nm
312
7.8
6
LE CLEAC'H Armel Créaline
46°53.8N
02°24.7W
+ 3.48nm
313
7.7
7
PETIT Benoit Défi Santé Voile
46°53.0N
02°25.4W
+ 3.68nm
312
7.7
8
GAUTIER Alain Foncia
46°52.7N
02°25.7W
+ 3.77nm
312
7.6
9
PELLECUER Laurent Cliptol Sport
46°52.6N
02°25.4W
+ 4.00nm
317
7.5
10
DESJOYEAUX Michel Géant
46°52.4N
02°25.2W
+ 4.24nm
312
7.6
11
DROUGLAZET Eric David Olivier
46°52.3N
02°25.2W
+ 4.29nm
313
7.7
12
PEYRON Loïck Fujifilm
46°52.2N
02°24.5W
+ 4.71nm
315
7.5
13
ATTANASIO Romain Port Trebeurden
46°51.9N
02°24.5W
+ 4.90nm
315
7.5
14
ELIES Yann Groupe Générali Assurances
46°51.2N
02°25.0W
+ 5.20nm
7
7.4
15
ESCOFFIER F.Y. Crêpes Whaou !
46°52.2N
02°22.3W
+ 5.75nm
315
7.6
16
MORVAN Gildas Cercle Vert
46°50.9N
02°22.6W
+ 6.57nm
312
7.5
17
PEAN Lionel Nouvel Observateur
46°50.6N
02°21.7W
+ 7.15nm
312
7.3
18
DE PAVANT Christophe Crash Baicoot
46°50.3N
02°22.1W
+ 7.16nm
314
7.5
19
CHIORRI Gilles 32 01 Météo Consult Groupe Prosodie
46°50.3N
02°21.7W
+ 7.36nm
314
7.7
20
DAVIES Samantha Skandia
46°49.8N
02°21.9W
+ 7.67nm
313
7.6
21
EMIG Marc Espoir Total Course au Large
46°50.9N
02°18.8W
+ 8.37nm
316
7.7
22
LE BLEVEC Yves Rêve de Gra-Actual Intérim
46°50.5N
02°19.0W
+ 8.58nm
315
7.7
23
GRIMONT Damien Soletanche-Bachy
46°47.5N
02°21.1W
+ 9.73nm
311
7.5
24
GUERIN Ronan Amaine & Chérie
46°41.6N
02°31.8W
+ 9.96nm
327
6.9
25
BOUGARD Patrice Kogane
46°46.8N
02°19.4W
+ 11.04nm
312
7.6
26
BAKKER Saer Egeria
46°46.9N
02°18.7W
+ 11.33nm
314
7.3
27
MOUREN Jean-Paul Marseille Entreprises
46°47.0N
02°17.9W
+ 11.61nm
313
7.5
28
BOISSIERES Arnaud MBD Design - Sorelec
46°46.9N
02°17.7W
+ 11.78nm
311
7.5
29
ARTAUD Christophe Petits Petons
46°46.3N
02°17.2W
+ 12.40nm
312
7.5
30
SEVAUX Stéphane Sarthe
46°45.7N
02°14.0W
+ 14.37nm
310
7.5
31
GREGOIRE Jeanne Skipper AG2R
46°45.4N
02°14.0W
+ 14.59nm
305
7.9
32
PILAT Eric Altaventure-SNSM
46°43.9N
02°15.5W
+ 15.02nm
322
7.1
33
RIOU Gwenaël Espoir Crédit Agricole
46°43.9N
02°15.2W
+ 15.08nm
314
7.6
34
TOULORGE Alexare Ville de Cherbourg - Crédit Mutuel
46°43.7N
02°15.0W
+ 15.37nm
312
7.5
35
THIERCELIN Marc Bermudes
46°36.4N
02°27.8W
+ 15.78nm
334
5.9
36
BOUVET Christophe Savoy Open Race Télé Monte Carlo
46°43.5N
02°14.3W
+ 15.81nm
312
7.7
37
BOS Christian Raynal et Roquelaure
46°43.1N
02°11.6W
+ 17.34nm
306
7.3
38
LEBRETON Eric CYP
46°31.3N
02°18.8W
+ 23.49nm
317
6.8
39
AGUSTA Corrado Sector Sport Watches
46°34.9N
02°07.9W
+ 25.16nm
323
6.4
40
DUPONT Daniel Art Immobilier Construction
46°36.1N
02°05.7W
+ 25.27nm
320
6
41
ALFARO Amaiur Eki
46°28.6N
02°04.7W
+ 31.48nm
323
5.7
42
BASURKO Unai Bizkaia
46°18.0N
01°37.4W
+ 51.81nm
17
2.8

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