Today at 15.30 h UTC, the start to the Figaro 3 Solitaire – the traditional four-leg solo offshore race – will be given in Pornichet FRA with 46 skippers, including the Vendée-Globe-winners Michel Désjoyeaux FRA, Alan Gautier FRA and Armel Le Cléach FRA. Four women, among them the Magenta Project Volvo Ocean racer Justine Mettraux SUI are on the entry list. The first leg goes over 500nm to Ireland. The meteo predicts light winds for the hours ahead. —– The start can be followed livestream on our www.sailing-news.com website. The news.