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Galway Bay's Solo Sailor Yannick Lemonnier Lying 15th in Mini Transat First Leg

30th September 2021
Galway solo sailor Yannick Lemonnier at the start of the 2021 Mini Transat Eurochef 2021 Race
Galway solo sailor Yannick Lemonnier Credit: Vincent Olivaud

Galway solo sailor Yannick Lemonnier is in 15th place in the 25-boat Proto division on the first stage of the Mini Transat Race.

Lemonnier, the only Irish competitor, is 85-miles behind leader Perre Le Roy in a leg that has seen some tough conditions in the Bay of Biscay and one dismasting since starting last Monday (September 27th).

The first 1,350-mile stage takes the fleet over seven days from Les Sables Dolonne to Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Canary Islands.

Dismasted Frank Lauvray, the skipper of Proto 356 Alice was unharmed and a support boat was rerouted to assist him.

After arrival in the Canaries, next up for the Galway Bay sailmaker is a 3,000 mile Atlantic crossing, without weather routing by satellite or any contact with the land before finishing in Saint-François in Guadeloupe.

Track the fleet here

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