Solitaire fleet heads for the English Riviera

For the second year in succession the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire, is coming to a British port and in two days the skippers will start to arrive.

Henry Bomby - fourth on leg two

At 2145 this evening, Sébastien Simon on Bretagne – Crédit Mutuel Espoir was first to cross the finish line of Leg 2 of La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cach

Sam Goodchild: Watching from the grandstand

The last time I followed the Solitaire du Figaro as a spectator was back in 2010 when Britain’s Jonny Malbon was doing it for the second time and he was the only Brit in the field.

Leg two to restart today

On Monday Leg 2 of the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire was annulled due to heavy weather and following the dismasting of Corentin Horeau’s Figaro 2, Bretagne Cré

Tough leg ahead

At 1100 UTC, the 39 boat Solitaire du Figaro fleet, including Brits Henry Bomby (Rockfish Red), Nick Cherry (Redshift), Jack Bouttell (GAC Concise), Sam Matson (Chath

Joyon to tackle Jules Verne Trophy

Since 2008 he has held the solo non-stop round the world record, but now, aged 59, Francis Joyon is about to attempt what would be a historic double in the history of ocean racing: The skipper of

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