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Tom Dolan, second on the line for the 1st stage of the 54th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro Paprec

© Alexis Courcoux

Tom Dolan (Smurfit Kappa – Kingspan) crossed the finish line of the first stage of La Solitaire du Figaro Paprec in second position between Caen (Calvados) and Kinsale (Ireland) at 08:18:46 French time, 16 minutes and 21 seconds after Benoît Tuduri (CAPSO – En Cavale). The Irish sailor will have taken 3 days 19 hours 16 minutes and 46 seconds to complete the theoretical 610-mile course of the first leg. In practice, he covered 642.23 miles at an average speed of 7.04 knots. The 36-year-old sailor, who is taking part in La Solitaire du Figaro Paprec for the 5th time, wins the Vivi Trophy.