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Kenny Rumball in 20th is Top Irish as Solo Maitre Coq Long Race Ends in Light Winds

22nd April 2022
The Offshore Racing Academy's Kenny Rumball from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Offshore Racing Academy's Kenny Rumball from Dun Laoghaire Harbour Credit: Vincent Olvaud/Solo Maitre Coq

There was a dramatic end to the 'grand course' of the 19th edition of the Solo Maître CoQ with plenty of light patches putting the sailors' nerves on edge.

Corentin Horeau crossed the finish line completing the 327-mile course between Belle-Ile, Ré and Yeu in the lead after a little less than 48 hours at sea.

The French Mutuelle Bleu skipper earned the win less than 20 miles from Les Sables d'Olonne by taking advantage of a slight wind shift further offshore.

The 33 boat fleet included Irish interest thanks to the pioneering efforts of three solo skippers.

The Offshore Racing Academy's Kenny Rumball from Dun Laoghaire Harbour finished 20th, County Meath's Tom Dolan was 21st. Conor Fogerty of Howth was forced to retire due to electrical problems.

Inshore races until Sunday will complete the Solo Maître CoQ.

 

Published in Solo Sailing, Figaro
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