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Galway’s Yannick Lemonnier Holding Position Towards Finish of MiniTransat 2021

14th November 2021
Pierre Le Roy’s Teamwork in winning form for the Eurochef Minitransat 2021

Pierre Le Roy’s super-scow Teamwork finished the MiniTransat 2021 in Guadeloupe on track on Friday with a good lead on the water of almost 12 hours from Fabio Muzzolini, and at noon Sunday the first seven boats of the Proto division are now in port in Saint-Francois. However, with stronger winds waiting at the Caribbean islands for those who had got in front, the gaps have widened, and the leader of the larger Series division - Hugo Dhallenne in YC Saint Lunaire - is still 60 miles from the finish at noon, but with improved speed at 10+ knots.

Ireland’s Yannick Lemonnier - obliged to race on the Proto division as his 2004 San Manuard design Port of Galway was modified for the race - is still 260 miles from the finish, with speed down at 7.9 knots in the lighter winds further at sea. He lies 17th in the Proto Division but is above the halfway mark in the combined 86-boat fleet.

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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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