For his first solo race as the skipper of Team Holcim-PRB, Nicolas Lunven sailed a truly great race with the kinds of twists and turns that remind us why we love this sport so much.
During the first phase of the regatta he held a strong position in the top 5 of the fleet. However, as he reached the Azores archipelago a gale hit, and so Nicolas decided to take a more southern route with less strong winds and calmer waters. Bringing the boat and himself safely back to France was Nicolas’ number one priority, and he still finished the race in the top 10.
Completing 4,609 miles during the race with an average speed of 18.33 knots and returning to Brittany with the boat in good condition brings Team Holcim-PRB one step closer to qualifying for the Vendée Globe 2024. But most of all, these 10 days at sea – just Nicolas and the boat – boosted his knowledge of the vessel and, above all, his confidence!