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“It was a great race !”

Crédit photo : Manon Le Guen

The 6 winners (Series and Proto) arrived safely. On  arrival, each shared their thoughts about the race, having experienced the 20th edition of the Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy in a different way.

The winner in the Proto class, Romain Van Enis, 969, found the race ‘a bit difficult at the start, it was tough, whether it was the start or the descent into the bay, there was a lot of wind’. The same sentiment was shared by Marie Gendron, 1050, who finished second on the podium in the Proto class: ‘the start was pretty crazy with the wind, it was magnificent and the sun was setting, the clouds were golden’.

Amaury Guérin, winner of the Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy in the Series, found the start of the race ‘complicated’. But after a race that was difficult at the start because of the wind, he ended by saying: ‘Douarnenez Bay is great! If all race finishes are like this, I’ll sign up!

Romain Van Enis is delighted to have been able to take ‘plenty of naps’ after the Birvideaux lighthouse.

The 20th edition of the Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy was complex from the start with the wind, but at the finish, they were all happy to have finished and to have enjoyed themselves. To welcome them, a hot plate and a drink are waiting for them. They’ll be able to get together, share their race and, above all, debrief.

Crédit photo : Manon Le Guen

Proto podium :

1- Romain Van Enis, 969, BE SAILING (1d 03h 02min 16s), average speed 8.14 knots

2- Marie Gendron, 1050, LEA NATURE (1d 03h 43min 46s), average speed 7.93 knots

3- Alexandre Demange, 1048, DMG MORI SAILING ACADEMY 2 (1d 04h 20min 32s), average speed 7.76 knots

Crédit photo : Manon Le Guen

Series podium :

1- Amaury Guérin, 996, GROUPE SATOV (1d 06h 28min 46s), average speed 7.22 knots

2- Paul Cousin, 981, AFP GROUPE BIOCOMBUSTIBLES (1d 07h 05min 2s), average speed 7.08 knots

3- Quentin Mocudet, 986, ASCODAL / SAVEURS & DELICES (1d 8h 38min 5s), average speed 6.74 knots

Nothing’s decided yet!

Crédit photo : Manon Le Guen

After 14 hours of racing, the majority of the fleet has passed the Birvideaux lighthouse

In the Proto class, the leading trio are Romain Van Enis on 969 BE SAILING; Marie Gendron on 1050 LEA NATURE; and in third place Alexandre Demange on 1048 DMG MORI SAILING ACADEMY 2.

It’s worth noting that the top two: BE SAILING and LEA NATURE are neck and neck.

In the Series, we currently have Paul Cousin on the 981 AFP GROUPE BIOCOMBUSTIBLES; followed by Amaury Guérin on the 996 GROUPE SATOV; in third place Quentin Mocudet on the 986 ASCODAL / SAVEURS & DELICES.

Withdrawals :

The 1067, skippered by Benoît Marie, retired due to a keel bolt problem.

The 539, skippered by Eve Boucher, is retiring due to a broken steering system and pilot problems.

Heading for the Birvideaux lighthouse

Crédit photo : Manon Le Guen

Excitement and concentration were the order of the day on the pontoons. The participants  were tying up all the loose ends before setting off on this 220-mile solo race.

Towing began at 5pm in the port of Tréboul. The tugs will have to take the 65 Mini 6.50s out in turn to the Bay of Douarnenez so that they can reach the start line.

The start was given at 8.30pm, 1 hour late. After crossing the start line, the skippers headed for a clearing buoy, before heading out of Douarnenez Bay and towards the Birvideaux lighthouse.

1069 and 754 did not start for medical reasons

917 did not start for personal reasons.

The 716 had its mainsail torn.

880 abandoned due to technical problems

The 423 and the 965 have been withdrawn following a collision.

The 1067 is turning back due to a keel bolt problem. We have no further information at the moment.

Tomorrow sees the start of the 20th Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy!

Crédit photo : Manon Le Guen

This year, there are 65 boats on the list, 11 prototypes, 51 series and 4 proto-series. There are five nationalities on the start  line. And this year, 13 women will be at the start, two more than last year.

This race is going to be very fast, with the first skippers  expected within 24 hours of the start.

The general briefing took place with all the participants. Race instructions were given by Annabelle Moreau, the race director, and Didier Legrix, President of the Race Committee. Skippers  were reminded of the course, safety instructions and race rules. The start procedure was also explained.

Tomorrow morning, at 10 am, there will be a weather briefing, then at 4:30 pm the start of the towing.