Crossing the Dún Laoghaire finish line this morning at 09:14:16 French solo sailor Jérémie Beyou won the second leg of 42nd edition of famous sailing race Solitaire du Figaro. It took BPI skipper, who was crowned overall winner back in 2005, two days, 17 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 470 miles from Caen to Dùn Loaghaire, sailed mostly upwind in strong conditions. Beyou was welcomed in Dùn Laoghaire by race organisers and representatives from the National Yacht Club but few else as rain lashed the east coast port as the fleet arrived. Big celebrations are planned to welcome the fleet to Dublin Bay for the first time over the next four days.
Second place goes to Nicolas Lunven on Generali, whose more offshore option on the final stretch to the finish paid off, and third to Adrien Hardy on Agir Recouvrement by only eight seconds on Thomas Rouxel on Bretagne Credit Mutuel Performance.