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Solo Sailor Tom Dolan Continues to Set the Pace in the Mini–En–Mai

9th May 2017
Ireland’s Tom Dolan (910 foreground) going great guns in today’s early stages of the Mini-en-Mai Ireland’s Tom Dolan (910 foreground) going great guns in today’s early stages of the Mini-en-Mai

Ireland’s Tom Dolan is continuing to set the pace in his Mini Pogo 3 Offshoresailing.fr (IRL 910) in the 500 miles Mini-en-Mai as the leaders sweep past the Iles des Glenans and on towards the Point de Penmarch in a brisk easterly, vying for the lead in the Mini 650 class with sister-ship Kerhis-Cerfrance (Tanguy Bouroullec) at speeds of between 10 and 12 knots writes W M Nixon

With the first night drawing on, they have interesting navigation and pilotage in prospect as the course takes them close along the land inside the Ile de Sein and north to a turn up towards Camaret, before heading southwest into open Atlantic and the most westerly turn in the race, following which there’s the long offshore haul southeast towards a turn off Royan, then it’s back along the land to return to La Trinite sur Mer.

The pace has been ferocious, but with slacker winds in prospect as the race moves along, it’s still a very long way to the finish in these smallest offshore racers sailing what is undoubtedly a big boys’ race.

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