From MCR Press Release
The challenges in this 29 mile leg were high because the gaps in the overall ranking were relatively small after three racing days, and some surprises happened in the front of the fleet, Lou Mourniac and Pierre-Yves Durand securing whatever their leadership.
Some race highlights:
Aurélien Ottou and Rémy Piazzia, second in the general standings after three heats, make a mistake in a rise under gennaker, and see the head of the fleet fly away.
At Cape Salomon, Lou Mourniac and Pierre-Yves Durand are overtaken by Matthieu Marfaing and Jean Boulogne, and the two crews then fight an epic battle, increasing the gap with the rest of the fleet.
On the reach between the Diamant and the Marin, the acceleration of the F18 of Lou Mourniac and Pierre-Yves Durand is dazzling, the boat being poised in its lines. The Britons give no chance to their pursuers and win the leg by one minute and 41 seconds.
Emmanuel and Vincent Boulogne find their way back to the podium and climb on the third step crossing the line 6 minutes after the day’s winners.
Denouement to come tomorrow…