High and Dry

and Dry

A month before the Quebec Saint Malo Transat, and having just won overall
in the Marblehead to Halifax Race, Tanguy de Lamotte on board his Rogers
Class 40 (NOVEDIA Group – S.E.T Environment), was quoted as saying: “this
result has given the crew the belief and confidence that they could beat
the best of the Class40 skippers – namely Giovanni Soldini……..

Tanguy de Lamotte gives his account of what happened next:
“We got a really good start, in front of the 400 year old Québec
town, in the St. Lawrence River with a lot of tide pushing us in the right
direction. We were drifting faster than the other boats and got in front
and then extended our lead rapidly in the light air using our genoa and
big spinnaker. After 24hrs of racing, we were sailing along side Crepes
Whaou, the leading Open 50 trimaran and had a 10 mile lead on the second
class 40!!!