ROUTES DES PRINCES – When they crossed the finish line off Plymouth this afternoon at 14:37:50 hrs local time (13:37:50 UTC), Erwan Le Roux and the crew of FenêtréA-Cardinal won the Multi50 class on Leg 3, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin Bay to Plymouth, of the Routes des Princes multihull race around Europe.
FenêtréA-Cardinal were the first multihull to finish the stage which started in brisk winds on Monday afternoon on Dublin Bay but ended in very light breezes with strong tidal currents to contend with. The 340 miles course took the Multi 50 class from Dublin Bay to Bardsey Island off Wales’s Llyn Peninsula, past Bishop Rocks lighthouse at the Scilly Isles, to Eddystone Light to finish off Plymouth’s Knap buoy this afternoon.
FenêtréA-Cardinal’s elapsed time for the course is 2 days 3hours 37 minutes and 50 seconds. Their average speed over the course is 6.59kts. Le Roux’s victory today means that a different Multi50 team has won each of the three offshore legs sailed so far. The final leg to Morlaix in France, starts from Plymouth this Saturday evening.