Second Leg: Bréhat – Perros Guirec
Bis repetita… Not much wind when the fleet launched in La Chambre, hence Day Two started with a new towing session through Kerpont Channel, offering the competitors a wonderful view on Bréhat Island…
Similar to Day One, fleet headed to West to meet wind, and Race Committee asked rescue boats to free competitors when arriving close to La Jument des Héaux, and quickly implemented a starting line.
Due to 45+ meters depth, starting vessels had to maintain their position using their engines, and RC directly displayed Black Flag as Preparatory signal to secure the start.
In order to lengthen the course, Race Committee displayed “C” flag at Pierre du Chenal, meaning “the fleet has to sail round Tomé Island”.
When the leading boat showed up again at Pierre du Chenal, the Race Committee wisely decided to stop the race at the mark, as the wind was crushing, winners of the day being Emeric Dary & David Fanouillère, completing the leg in 02:22:42, two minutes ahead Erussard/Moreau, and two and half minutes ahead Burvill/Puttman.
At this moment, Emeric was convinced to be the leader… but this was before the jury hearing related to the protest on Day One…
All pictures: Paul & Dominique Malécot