Unfortunately, the rounding of the Isle of Man will not be carried out on this 54th edition. Race director Yann Chateau and organiser OC SPORT Pen Duick have decided to shorten the course somewhat. The result is a 570-nautical-mile leg, with (almost) a single course mark, and yet a leg that could be described as coastal.
On leaving Kinsale, the tidal coefficients will still be high, generating strong currents in the Irish Sea. The progress of the Figaro boats will undoubtedly be dictated by this factor as far as the south of the Isle of Man, in an area renowned for its mists, rapid weather changes and large numbers of fishing boats.
As a result, vigilance will be particularly important before starting the final stretch towards Morlaix Bay.
Isle of man
It is located north of the Irish Sea. It consists of a main island and a few islets. The weather is often inclement and will put a strain on sailors' nerves and muscles
Rocky promontory famous for being the extreme south west point of Great Britain.
The charming island of Batz can be discovered through its magnificent coastal paths. Turquoise waters and micro climate that sailors will appreciate during this 3rd crossing point