The first words from Arnaud Boissières after crossing the finish line"It was an amazing race intense I feel like I was always in touch. I expected a little more but because the level is very high and the preparation of the boats high too. Behind the leaders we were also in a fight, that's what made the race so great, but that's also why I'm so tired. We had a great race especially with Alan (Roura) from Cape Horn. That is what I was looking for.
Arnaud Boissières , already thinking about the next time.....
Arnaud Boissieres reported to the Race HQ today,"The night was pretty tough I had gusts of 45 knots I had some good surfs dodging the cargo ships because the wind was shifted to take us in by the Ushant - Cape Finisterre TSS but now the weather has dropped. And now it is a little upwind-ish. The weather is good and great for sailing, there is sun, very few clouds and my course is towards Arcachon!
Arnaud Boissières / La Mie Câline-Artisans Artipole
"It's intense, the wind came in yesterday as expected when we passed the Azores. It's getting harder, the manoeuvres are harder. My little body seems a bit tired. The match that we are playing with five of us is getting more complicated with the weather conditions. I realise that in a few days time the boat will be at the dock. I hope in any case! I should arrive for Saint Arnaud's Day! We said to Alan (Roura) and Stéphane (Le Diraison) that we should arrive during the day and if possible at high tide with good weather. We enter the channel at the same time, but I want to arrive just in front of them anyway!"
Match Racing on the Vendée Arctic -Les Sables d'Olonne Race
After starting off Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday afternoon Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) turned back southwards at the IOC UNESCO virtual mark, located to the SW of Iceland, at 1141hrs CET this Thursday 9th July, leading the Vendée Arctic -Les Sables d'Olonne Race