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Galway’s Yannick Lemonnier Finishes Eurochef MiniTransat

16th November 2021
Done it! Yannick Lemonnier at the MiniTransat finish in Guadeloupe
Done it! Yannick Lemonnier at the MiniTransat finish in Guadeloupe

Galway sailmaker Yannick Lemnnier finished the Eurochef MinisTransat yesterday (Monday) in Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe at 20:37:47 UTC in 16th place in the Proto Division in his 2004-vintage Manuard design Port of Galway tracker here 

To achieve this, he overcame a dismasting in preliminary sailing off the coast of Brittany, and then survived being caught on the wrong wide of an exceptionally severe storm while rounding Finisterre in northwest Spain during Stage 1, to La Palme in the Canaries, where the fleet had to contend with the eruptions of the nearby volcano.

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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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