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IMOCA Open 60 – Défi Azimut – Lorient FRA – Day 4, surprising finish


Yesterday, the Solo Open 60s concluded the 500-miles round course off Lorient FRA with massive position changes caused by a calm zone 12nm before the finish line. —– Jérémy Beyou FRA (Charal) bypassed the stalled leader group and grasped his second win this year. He is undoubtedly a top-favorite for the Vendée Globe to be started in two months from now. Beyou trailed the women trio, and Samantha Davis GBR (Initiatives Coeur) finished 2nd only 2 minutes behind. Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER (MASCF) followed on rank 3, and Clarisse Cremer FRA with her old-design Open 60 was excellent 4th. —– Charlie Dalin FRA (Apivia), leading during 80% of the race, had to content himself with the 8th place. —– The results, the report (in French and English) and the videos. —– Today, a short race around the Groux island is on the program, this time with crewed Open 60s.