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Beyou wins 2014 Solitaire du Figaro

Aug 29, 2014
Open 60 sailor Jérémie Beyou joins an exclusive group of French sailors in winning the event three times.

Open 60 sailor Jérémie Beyou joins an exclusive group of French sailors in winning the event three times.

La Solitaire du Figaro

Jérémie Beyou, 38, has won the 2014 Solitaire du Figaro ocean race, finishing in Cherbourg, France, on July 2.

Aboard his IMOCA Open 60 Class boat Maître Coq, Beyou crossed the finish of the fourth and final stage of Solitaire du Figaro to win the leg from Les Sables d’Olonne and also secure his third overall victory over his 14 participations. It is Beyou’s seventh leg victory and he won the race overall by an accumulated margin of 17 minutes and 56 seconds over Corentin Horeau (Bretagne Credit Mutuel Performance) and 25 minutes and 47 seconds over Charlie Dalin (Normandy Elite Team).
 

Beyou’s victory aboard Maître Coq was won by an accumulated margin of 17 minutes and 56 seconds.

La Solitaire du Figaro

Beyou finished after three successive third places into Plymouth, Roscoff and Les Sables d’Olonne. Beyou joins an exclusive group of three French skippers to have won the race three times: Philippe Poupon, Jean Le Cam, and Michel Desjoyeaux triumphing over a race course which in the end totaled about 1,970 miles.

Beyou is now looking forward to the Vendée Globe solo, around the world, non-stop ocean race in 2016.
 

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