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Andi Robertson

‘IT WAS A LESSON FOR MANY GOOD SAILORS WHO PERHAPS GET OVERAWED BY WHO THEY ARE RACING AGAINST’

If for some reason you need a reminder how cruel offshore racing can be, rewind to Leg 3 of the recent La Solitaire du Figaro and relive the fate of Sam Goodchild, skipper of Leyton Sailing Team. His unfortunate demise - from being a definite overall podium contender to finishing 17th overall - befell him in the last 40 miles of the leg from Dunkirk to St Nazaire.

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