Tuesday, July 31, 2007

La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro Begins

They are off! The 38th edition of La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro has started. At 15h20 the 49 Figaro sailors crossed the start line after a 20-minute delay to allow all the skippers to join the pre start area. Three boats had indivdual recalls: Jeanne Gregoire (Banque Populaire), Pietro D'Ali (Kappa ) and Nicolas Lunven (Bostik). The conditions are ideal with clear skies, flat seas and 10 to 15 knot breeze from the east.
The route
The course for La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro 2007 follows the Solitaire’s long tradition, made up of 4 legs between three countries. France, Ireland and Spain are the countries and will be covered in 13 days at sea and 1,876 nautical miles. The suspense, emotion, sporting intensity and outstanding line-up of sailors is already building for the 38th edition of the race. The adventure continues for this legendary race…http://www.lasolitaire.com/