La Solitaire du Figaro single-handed race set off from Bordeaux
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South West yachtsmen compete in French solo race

Two South West yachtsmen are competing in one of the highlights of the French racing calendar.

La Solitaire du Figaro set off from Bordeaux on Sunday and features some of the world's best sailors.

Sam Goodchild from Falmouth and Henry Bomby from Dartmouth are among the 41 skippers taking part.

La Solitaire Du Figaro is a solo race over four legs around the French and Spanish coast, with the first leg from Bordeaux to Portugal.

  • 03 Jun 2013