Photos: © Marmara/Courcoux/Le Figaro

Second leg win for Le Cleac'h

Armel le Cleac'h back in charge at the Solitaire du Figaro

Friday August 6th 2010, Author: Sabina Mollart Rogerson, Location: France

At 02:44:40 Armel le Cléac'h and his BritAir claimed the second leg of La Solitaire du Figaro into Brest. This is the Breton skipper's second leg win putting in a firm place to claim this year's race, which would be the second time he has claimed the title.

Le Cléac'h took 2 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 40 seconds to cover the 385 miles between Gijón, Spain and Brest at the northwesternmost tip of France.

Le Cléac'h commented: “it’s becoming a nice tradition this champagne bottle… What an intense race, endless I would say. Towards the finish I was a bit stressed, but crossing in first is such a joy.” And about the race: ”We had to manoeuvre a lot, change sails, make strategic choices. I took my chances and seized the initiative, tried to be one step ahead and I realized the my opponents in a way were following me… that’s why I could stand up to the finish. I had to be careful with François (Gabart) and Jérémie (Beyou) which were with me in the front with me. And I can keep my first overall. It was very physical, very tiring up to SN1, we had 35 plus winds, heavy swell, you had to steer and it was nearly impossible to sleep. You had to endure all that. Luckily after Groix, the swell eased off and I could have some rest, taking 20 minutes max naps. All in alla I think I slept 3 or 4 hours.”

On his victory, Le Cleac’h commented: “I’m exhausted and thrilled because the last months have been fantastic for Brit Air and it proves that all the work we’ve done with the team is paying us back. As for now I’m contented with the result, we’re only half stage, I guess I have to wait until Kinsale, it’s too early to judge, I need to go on sailing well and enjoy the race."

Finish times into Brest: 

Pos Skipper Boat Time/TTL
1 LE CLEAC'H Armel BRIT AIR Finished 06/08/2010 at 02:44:40 in 60h44'40"
2 GABART François SKIPPER MACIF 2010 + 16'55"
3 BEYOU Jérémie BPI + 23'13"
4 GREGOIRE Jeanne BANQUE POPULAIRE + 33'36"
5 ELIES Yann GENERALI-EUROP ASSISTANCE + 37'26"
6 LOBATO Francisco ROFF/Tempo-Team + 37'37"
7 de PAVANT Kito GROUPE BEL + 38'41"
8 DELAHAYE Fabien PORT DE CAEN OUISTREHAM + 39'10"
9 LUNVEN Nicolas GENERALI + 39'53"
10 ROUXEL Thomas Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne + 41'55"
11 TABARLY Erwan NACARAT + 42'34"
12 DROUGLAZET Eric LUISINA + 43'40"
13 PELLECUER Laurent Arnolfini.fr + 44'22"
14 MARCHAND Anthony ESPOIR REGION BRETAGNE + 46'08"
15 MORVAN Gildas CERCLE VERT + 59'50"
16 D'ALI Pietro I.NOVA -3 + 01h00'15"
17 ATTANASIO Romain SAVEOL + 01h01'47"
18 RICHOMME Yoann DLBC + 01h07'06"
19 MONNET Jean-Charles PARIS15 - Château PEYRAT-FOURTHON + 01h09'31"
20 TREUSSART Ronan LUFTHANSA + 01h16'25"
21 GUILLOU Damien LA SOLIDARITE MUTUALISTE + 01h17'54"
22 NICOL Jean-Pierre BERNARD CONTROLS + 01h18'55"
23 STAMM Bernard CHEMINEES POUJOULAT + 01h21'35"
24 DOUGUET Corentin E.LECLERC MOBILE + 01h22'33"
25 GOUEZIGOUX Laurent TRIER C'EST PRESERVER + 01h31'15"
26 JOSSE Sébastien Vendée + 01h31'25"
27 JOSCHKE Isabelle SYNERGIE + 01h35'50"
28 EMIG Marc marcemigetmoi.com + 01h36'38"
29 PERON Eric SKIPPER MACIF 2009 + 01h38'46"
30 JOSSIER Nicolas IMPULSION - Pays Granvillais + 01h38'52"
31 HARDY Adrien AGIR Recouvrement + 01h46'08"
32 FAUCONNIER Karine ERIC BOMPARD Cachemire + 02h00'00"
33 CLOAREC Damien PORT DE PLAISANCE ROSCOFF + 02h07'45"
34 TRIPON Armel Gedimat + 02h10'03"
35 MOUREN Jean-Paul M@RSEILLENTREPRISES + 02h20'00"
36 LOISON Alexis ALLMER INEO-GDF-SUEZ + 02h21'49"
37 TANNYERES Louis Maurice STERICSSON + 02h23'15"
38 RIVET Frédéric VENDEE 1 + 02h32'35"
39 GODART-PHILIPPE Arnaud SENOBLE + 03h42'47"
40 LE VAILLANT Arthur PHILIA PROMOTION IMMOBILIERE + 04h32'53"
41 LE GARREC Loic SOCIETE POULIQUEN + 04h45'46"
42 BOUILLARD Didier SUNGARD + 04h51'36"
43 GIROLET Matthieu ENTREPRENDRE (Lafont Presse) + 05h08'30"

 

Combined leg 1 and 2 times

 

Pos Skipper Boat Time/TTL
1 LE CLEAC'H Armel BRIT AIR 143h 59' 12"
2 ELIES Yann GENERALI-EUROP ASSISTANCE + 51'58"
3 GABART François SKIPPER MACIF 2010 + 01h04'46"
4 ROUXEL Thomas Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne + 01h31'35"
5 BEYOU Jérémie BPI + 01h43'49"
6 GREGOIRE Jeanne BANQUE POPULAIRE + 01h48'26"
7 DELAHAYE Fabien PORT DE CAEN OUISTREHAM + 01h54'32"
8 TABARLY Erwan NACARAT + 01h56'05"
9 MORVAN Gildas CERCLE VERT + 01h58'48"
10 PERON Eric SKIPPER MACIF 2009 + 02h01'36"
11 de PAVANT Kito GROUPE BEL + 02h08'12"
12 PELLECUER Laurent Arnolfini.fr + 02h12'54"
13 MARCHAND Anthony ESPOIR REGION BRETAGNE + 02h14'36"
14 DROUGLAZET Eric LUISINA + 02h16'18"
15 RICHOMME Yoann DLBC + 02h18'34"
16 TREUSSART Ronan LUFTHANSA + 02h32'28"
17 DOUGUET Corentin E.LECLERC MOBILE + 02h34'24"
18 MONNET Jean-Charles PARIS15 - Château PEYRAT-FOURTHON + 02h44'16"
19 STAMM Bernard CHEMINEES POUJOULAT + 02h47'41"
20 ATTANASIO Romain SAVEOL + 02h52'21"
21 HARDY Adrien AGIR Recouvrement + 03h11'46"
22 JOSSIER Nicolas IMPULSION - Pays Granvillais + 03h20'58"
23 GUILLOU Damien LA SOLIDARITE MUTUALISTE + 03h22'58"
24 EMIG Marc marcemigetmoi.com + 03h28'21"
25 LOISON Alexis ALLMER INEO-GDF-SUEZ + 03h35'40"
26 FAUCONNIER Karine ERIC BOMPARD Cachemire + 03h39'53"
27 MOUREN Jean-Paul M@RSEILLENTREPRISES + 03h49'02"
28 JOSCHKE Isabelle SYNERGIE + 04h04'38"
29 GOUEZIGOUX Laurent TRIER C'EST PRESERVER + 04h09'33"
30 NICOL Jean-Pierre BERNARD CONTROLS + 04h21'59"
31 D'ALI Pietro I.NOVA -3 + 04h39'15"
32 TRIPON Armel Gedimat + 04h54'39"
33 LUNVEN Nicolas GENERALI + 04h59'51"
34 JOSSE Sébastien Vendée + 05h36'41"
35 CLOAREC Damien PORT DE PLAISANCE ROSCOFF + 05h58'41"
36 RIVET Frédéric VENDEE 1 + 06h36'59"
37 LOBATO Francisco ROFF/Tempo-Team + 07h36'15"
38 TANNYERES Louis Maurice STERICSSON + 08h55'21"

 

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