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Figaro 3 – La Solitaire – Dieppe FRA – Final results, Richomme FRA wins the 50th edition of this single-handed race leading over 2000 miles

With the finish of leg 4 in Dieppe FRA, the 50th edition of the Solitaire du Figaro – considered the u0091unofficial world championshipu0092 of solo offshore sailing – came to an end. Eric Peron FRA arrived first with a 40sec advantage on Armel Le Cléach FRA. —– In the overall rankings, Yoann Richomme FRA remained on top 1 hour 14 minutes ahead of Gildas Mahé FRA. Anthony Marchand FRA followed as 3rd. This was the second Solitaire victory of Richomme after 2016. Justine Mettraux SUI, two-times Volvo Ocean Race sailor and member of the Sally Barkow USA Magenta Project , finished leg 4 as 33rd. On rank 18 overall, she is the best-ranked woman among the 47 participants, ahead of the Vendée-Globe veterans Jérémy Beyou FRA (rank 20), Loick Peyron FRA (24) or Alain Gautier FRA (30). —– The 47 solo skippers on their 36-foot Foiling Figaro 3, including six women, have been sailing the 2019 course of over 2,000 miles between Nantes, Kinsale (Ireland), Roscoff and Dieppe, the longest in the races history, single-handed unassisted during over 14 days on the water. The final ranking list and the reports.