Tanguy de Lamotte and Sébastien Audigane looking pretty unhappy onboard Initiatives Saveurs winnng the Normandy Channel Race. From Tanguy de Lamotte:
It was a really tough race and we thought we had blown the race when the mainsail split on a gybe off Cherbourg with 80 miles to go; the same happened on the Route de Rhum in 2010!Fortunately we were under gennaker and the mainsail stayed up until the finish… just!! The boat was great and we were fast in all conditions and very pleased to have won this race with the Rogers boats in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It shows the boats are well sorted and optimised for what was a very challenging race.
It is worth noting that the first three place boats were all designed by Rogers Yacht Design. Photo thanks to Manuel Couette.