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For the singlehanded Figaro sailors

Wednesday August 28th 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: France
Last night's rounding of Ouessant on the north west corner of France has reshaken the dice once again in the final moments of the Solitaire du Figaro's final leg.

At the 0200GMT position sched last year's winner Eric Drouglazet was leading from Jeremie Beyou and Ronan Guerin. Now meteorologist Gilles Chiorri is into first place.

At present the boats are sailing along the northern coast of Brittany in light 5-10 knot northerly winds, but they must leave the shore at some stage to make the dash across past the Channel Islands to the top of the Cherbourg peninsula.

The main tactics today will be how the skippers play the tide. At present the tide is favourable, but will start setting them north west from 1100 GMT and will be directly against them from 1400GMT until 1700 GMT.

Positions at 0700 GMT
Pos Skipper Boat DTF Course Speed
1 CHIORRI Gilles 32 01 de Météo Consult 129.40nm 46 4.2
2 BEYOU Jérémie Delta Dore + 0.20nm 54 3.7
3 DROUGLAZET Eric David Olivier + 0.30nm 52 3.6
4 DE PAVANT Christophe Malice + 0.70nm 59 3.4
5 GUERIN Ronan Saint-Nazaire / Escal'Atlantic + 0.80nm 70 4.3
6 ATTANASIO Romain Port Trebeurden + 0.90nm 56 4
7 RIOU Vincent PRB Produits de Revêtement du Bâtiment + 1.10nm 54 3.7
8 ELIES Yann Groupe Générali Assurances + 1.60nm 59 4.5
9 CHABAGNY Thierry Petit Navire Le Bon Goût du Large + 2.70nm 58 3.6
10 LE CLEAC'H Armel Créaline + 4.20nm 61 3.9
11 JOSSE Sébastien Créaline + 4.40nm 42 5.7
11 KOCH Antoine Saunier Duval + 4.40nm 52 3.1
13 TOULORGE Alexare Cherbourg - Crédit Mutuel + 4.70nm 42 5.9
14 TABARLY Erwan Thales - Armor Lux + 5.10nm 40 3.8
15 PETIT Benoit Top'Océan + 5.20nm 60 4.5
16 MARSSET Bertra Passion + 5.40nm 40 3.6
17 VICARIOT Philippe Thales + 5.60nm 37 4.1
18 CAUDRELIER Charles Bostik Filey + 6.90nm 59 4.5
19 TROUSSEL Nicolas Galinette + 7.60nm 52 4.4
20 MOUREN Jean-Paul M@rseille Entreprises + 9.80nm 43 7.6
20 PELLECUER Laurent Languedoc Mutualité Hippocratus.com + 9.80nm 42 7.5
20 AUDIGANE Sébastien Sport Sans Frontières + 9.80nm 41 3.7
23 NABART Laurent Ajaccio Corse du sud + 15.60nm 57 7.5
24 COATNOAN Christophe Groupe Partouche + 17.60nm 47 6.6
25 GREGOIRE Jeanne Département de l'Aisne + 18.00nm 54 7.5
26 RIOU Gwénaël Espoir Crédit Agricole + 18.70nm 50 7
27 BOISSIERES Arnaud Delta Dore & Partenaires + 19.90nm 59 8.3
28 FEREC Alain Hotel Vauban - Camaret sur Mer + 21.90nm 58 8.5
29 GREGOIRE Yann Sailfast.Biz Gestion Projet Voile + 32.90nm 350 5.7
30 PEYRET Jean-Marie Dubus SA. la Bourse Universelle + 35.70nm 17 6.5
31 GRAVELEAU Vincent Bati 85 Qualeader + 37.50nm 26 6.4
32 BALOGH François Générale d'Emballage - FIGA + 41.80nm 34 6.8
33 BULOT Jean-François Crédit Mutuel + 65.00nm 41 5.8
34 ROBEIN Louis Le Souffle de la mer + 68.80nm 341 4.8
NC MARTINAGE Yvan Société Générale - CAB - Boulogne/mer  
NC TINCELIN Dominique Dragonfly NC 64 8
NC MORVAN Gildas Cercle Vert  
NC ALFARO Amaiur Le Journal du Pays Basque NC 216 2.6

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