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A season of Figaro - Martin Le Pape: "I took slaps in the face"

2021-04-11T08:49:51.921Z

RÉCIT - At 32, he is participating in the Figaro circuit for the 7th consecutive year. Over the months and races, Martin Le Pape will tell us about his life as a sailor and as a man, his successes and his doubts. Against the backdrop of its ultimate goal: to start the Vendée Globe 2024.



After a 6th place in the Solo Maître CoQ at the opening of the Figaro season, Martin Le Pape is in contention for the Sardinha Cup (April 3-17).

A doubles event contested alongside the winner of the 2020 edition (with Sam Davies) and legend of the circuit, a certain Yann Eliès who will be his co-skipper during the Transat doubles Concarneau-Saint-Barth (start on May 9 ).

In the first part of this series dedicated to him, the 32-year-old sailor sets the scene for a decisive year for the rest of his career.

Read also: The Macaire-Lagravière duo hits hard in the 1st stage of the Sardinha Cup

Ten seconds that change everything


“We arrived Friday morning at 6 am with Yann (Eliès) in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

We finished this first stage of the Sardinha Cup in 5th place.

It's good but we are still disappointed because we made a small mistake which cost us 2nd place.

Seven miles from the finish, there was one last tack to make before going to cross the line.

We had widened the gap on our pursuers who were in the axis behind us so we had the feeling

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