For the ones that like racing, particularly solo racing is good to remember that the ôSolitaire du Figaroö is on. This is a true classic where many of the best solo sailors come to compete.
It is not an expensive race, it is raced on Figaro 2 that can be bought used not for much money. However is easy to fill ridiculous on this race given the very high quality of the racers (they are all professionals).
For instance on the first leg Jean Pierre Nicol was only 34th, Anthony Marchand 35th, Lobato 27th, Thomas Ruyant 18th , Jeanne Gregoire 16th, Morvan 12th. All these guys (and ladies) are winners of many races.
The first leg was won by Yann Elies.
A movie from the start of the race:
You can follow here the race on the tracker. They re-start tomorrow:
Le Figaro - La Solitaire
By the way when I say these guys are all incredibly good, I am not kidding. Have a look at the guy that finished the last leg in 35th sailing is Figaro:
This is Thomas Ruyant (18th) sailing:
and this is Lobato (27th):
Yes, I would say that these guys are all great sailors