On Thursday the entire Solitaire du Figaro fleet arrived in Plymouth for a three day lay-over at Sutton Harbour Marina.

Team Plymouth sailor Sam Goodchild was one of the arrivals and Stephen from BoatshedPlymouth.com went down to see his yacht and take some photos.

BoatshedPlymouth is keenly watching Sam's progress as he is sailing under the Team Plymouth banner and is sponsored by a number of local businesses. Click here for Sam's website

The fleet left the Barbican late evening on Saturday, having been delayed by almost no wind on the start line. Eventually the yachts got under way after 2100 hours on the 2nd leg of the race. Click here for the race website

BoatshedPlymouth.com wish Sam and Team Plymouth all the very best for the rest of the race.

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