Here we are two weeks away from the launch of the 16th Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy which 75 sailors have currently registered for. This is a special, autumnal version of the race which usually takes place in June and has been postponed due to the public health crisis. So the Trophy draws to a close a season turned upside down. Our patron this year is Capucine Trochet who crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the Tara Tari, a boat made from hessian.
On Tuesday 13th October we’ll start the obligatory security checks which must be passed to take part in the race. This challenge – part of the French Championships Solo Offshore Racing – Mini 6.50 is a 220 nautical mile course in the Iroise Sea and South Brittany. Leaving from Douarnenez – if weather conditions allow – the competitors must first negotiate the Raz de Sein passage before running eastward alongside the coast until they wind around the Birvideaux plateau between Groix, the Quiberon peninsula and Belle-Île-en-Mer and return to Douarnenez circumventing Sein island from the west. Departure is scheduled for 15th October. Free boat mooring is open from 8th October in Tréboul marina.
The provisional France rankings after two stages :
1 – Irina GRACHEVA
2 – Emmanuel RENAUD
3 – Jordan DELRIEU
1 – Léo DEBIESSE
2 – Jean-Marie JEZEQUEL
3 – Brieux LEBEC