This morning UTC, after the first race night of leg 2 of the Solitaire, Lois Berrehar FRA was leading 0,1nm ahead of Armel Le Cléach FRA, closely followed by Gildas Mahé FRA and Yoann Richhomme FRA, winner of leg 1. After an early collision, Benjamin Schwartz FRA (rank 10 in leg one) and Alain Gautier FRA (rank 13) were forced to abandon the race. —– 45 solo skippers started yesterday at 17h UTC in Kinsale IRL to leg 2 of the 2019 Figaro 3 Solitaire. A storm alert for Irish Sea prompted Race Mangement to slightly modify the course and send the fleet directly to the English South Coast up to Cowes and from there back to France, 535nm in total. —– The race tracker, the daily news and the video of the start.