Robin Elsey completes 2015 Solo Basse Normandie Race

02/04/2015

Congratulations to RTYC Cadet Member Robin Elsey who completed the 2015 Solo Basse Normandie Race on Saturday 28th March sailing Bénéteau Figaro II, Artemis 43. This was the first race of his solo offshore career competing in the Rookie division along with fellow members of the Artemis Offshore Academy. Despite the relatively short distance of the course, at just under 200 miles, the race was expected to be tough as it passed through some of the world's most tidal areas and it did not disappoint. Yann Elies, overall winner of the race, commented at the prize giving that if the novices found the race hard, it had also been hard for him. Once the results were in Robin ranked 18th overall and first in the Rookie division. Full reports and results from the race can be found here: www.solo-bassenormandie.fr