This weekend Lorient hosted the DEFI AZIMUT a mix of overnight and daytime racing, popular with the maxi tris and the IMOCA and known as the last practice run before the Route du Rhum (starting november 2nd).
Last night they held the offshore event and Francois Gabart arrived first of the IMOCA fleet at 05h50 this morning. However he didn’t cross the line on purpose and declared himself forfeit beause he was forced to have his media man take the helm while he fixed an electronic problem at some point during the race. This meant winner winner chicken dinner went to Jeremy Beyou who crossed the line just 40 seconds later.
Seb Josse with his major modified MOD70 (rudder elevators, lots of weight loss, the boat, not him) won the multi class. Loick Peyron suffered on BP because of very light air. Website for the racing is here. – Nicola Breymaier.