Nice start on the reach for Leg 2, just in front Abymes Beach, before the fleet to drop in a calm zone by Saint Pierre Bay, spreading the fleet over 2 Milles.
Three boats then gained a light breeze close to the shore, before the wind to come back from South West, permitting the whole fleet to progress windward towards Fort de France Bay, Orion Martin & Charles Gaté being clearly in front, closely followed by Gurvan Bontemps & Frédéric Moreau. After sailing upwind to Trois Îlets mark, boats crossed the line in front Schoelcher Beach, Leg 1 winners Martin/Gaté striking again, 34 seconds ahead Bontemps/Moreau.
To note the good performance from local team Nicolas Gillet & Nicolas Poix finishing 4th, after a pretty disastrous leg 1: “Yesterday we capsized in front of La Perle, falling into the mainsail, ripping it on more than 2 meters and breaking the boom, finishing 39 minutes after the winners. One single option left to us: to attack on the edge, we will see at the end… Today, we were pretty fast on windward, and we are rather happy of our sailing, finishing 4th.”
Pictures by Pierrick Contin.