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La Solitaire Du Figaro: Less than one week to go

by La Solitaire du Figaro 14 Aug 17:58 BST
La Solitaire Du Figaro sailors © La Solitaire Du Figaro

As the Figaro fleet heads to Nantes, this marks less than one week to go until the start of La Solitaire Du Figaro 2022. A different layout this year, three long legs as opposed to four, nearly 2,000 nautical miles of sailing ahead.

However the same basic Figaro rules:

  • Identical one design boats
  • One sailor
  • No outside communications

The year the fleet will start in Nantes, after an initial 600 mile leg, will rest in Port La Foret, before another 600 mile leg to Royan with a final 700 mile leg from Royan back to St Nazaire.

Have a look at the video below to get an idea of what is involved in the legs;

The fleet can be tracked live through YellowBrick and on the event website.

Three Irish skippers will be sailing this year, Kenny Rumball, Tom Dolan and Conor Fogerty.

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