Sam Goodchild is coming good in La Solitaire du Figaro's third leg between Roscoff and Les Sables d'Olonne.
At 16.19 today, the fleet of 33 Minis set off on the Mini Fastnet after a fine start on the Bay of Douarnenez in a light wind but stronger winds brewing.
For many of the 1500+ sailors on 162 boats on course to Bermuda in the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, yesterday’s Summer Solstice must have seemed like the longest night ever.
There was drama even before the starting pistol had been fired in Roscoff this afternoon.
The predicted battle for the elapsed time victory in the Newport Bermuda Race between the three Mini-Maxis in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division is coming to fruition.
The sixth entry in this autumn's Volvo Ocean Race has been confirmed. This will be fielded by Team Campos, the Spanish sailing team managed by Galician sailor Pedro Campos.
A grand armada of 206 yachts set off on the offshore component of the 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup under a sky awash with low cloud and a sea caressed by a warm, but gentle easterly breeze.
After dismasting on leg 1, Solitaire du Figaro defending champion Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner) was first to cross the line in Roscoff to win leg two and his ninth Solitaire leg.
The 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup enters its final phase tomorrow, Wednesday, with the start of the 241 nm offshore race. Some 213 yachts are expected to take part – a new record fleet.
With 80 miles to the Roscoff finish, Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner) has extended his lead over the rest of the Solitaire fleet.