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Tour de Belle-Ile – France

With close on 500 boats the Tour de Belle-Ile is the second largest sailing event in France by number of boats.  Here are a few selections of the great photos of this event from Christophe Launay – one of the world’s premier sailing photographers.  To get prints of these or many other fine pictures from this event visit his site at www.sealaunay.com.

This year the 77-foot maxi tri Gitana 11 broke the record for the 41 nautical miles round trip journey in 2 hours and 42 minutes with Seb Josse at the helm, although they were  nearly overtaken at the end by Lionel Lemonchois on the Irens Multi 50 trimaran Prince De Bretagne.

First monohull was the VOR 70 Groupama with a journey time of 3 hours and 23 minutes.

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