beat down

SMAcoteCan anybody beat this guy? Just three weeks after winning out over a star-studded fleet in the Transat AG2R, SMA skipper Paul Meilhat wins a light-air shortened Solo Basse-Normandie. Beating out English Figaro ace Sam Goodchild, who led a strong British contingent, Meilhat continues to establish himself as a favorite headed into this year’s La Solitaire du Figaro.

Two-time defending Solitaire champ and SA favorite Yann Elies finished fourth in the Basse-Normandie after winning the Solo Concarneau two weeks ago by just 29 seconds after 2 days of racing! “La Solitaire” starts in less than three weeks. Stay tuned to SA for a form guide and full coverage of the Solitaire.