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Galway Solo sailor Yannick Lemonnier Finishes First Stage Mini-Transat In 16th Place

9th October 2021
Yannick Lemonnier in Galway Docks with Galway Bay SC Commodore Johnny Shorten
Yannick Lemonnier in Galway Docks with Galway Bay SC Commodore Johnny Shorten

Solo sailor Yannick Lemonnier racing Port of Galway finished the first stage of the Eurochef MiniTransat 2021 at 16th in class this afternoon (Saturday) at Palme in the western Canaries, having moved up a couple of places during the final approach to the port of Santa Cruz de la Palme.

While many of the fleet are still at sea, the top performers who managed to avoid the storm-enforced stop in northwest Spain last weekend have now carved out a wellnigh unassailable lead.

But with 85 boats still racing, there is plenty of competition at mid-fleet to provide the French-born Galway-based sailmaker with some excellent boat-for-boat competition in the main Transatlantic leg.

Details here 

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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