the triumph of Corentin Horeau who wins the 54th edition

By Serge Messager

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Corentin Horeau DR

Despite its 6e place on the last stretch between Roscoff and Piriac-sur-M, the Trinitain offered himself his big dream last night.

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The joy is total for Corentin Horeau. “ It’s a dream that I’ve had since I was little and for my 7e participation, I felt that I was good this year, with good preparation, he admits after winning Solitaire. There was support from Banque Populaire at the last moment to do this. This adds an extra dose of confidence. It’s a bit like the dream sponsor, it’s the sailing bank and I’ve seen them since I was a kid. »

Under the influence of emotion, the Trinitain gave himself his big dream last night. “I don’t really realize, I’ve been thinking about it for 24 hours. I didn’t want to miss this one. It’s not the most beautiful Solitaire, I sailed like an accountant I would say. By evolving in the fleet without taking too much risk. But it was the way to win this year. And winning this event allows you to move on to superior boats.”

Once calm has returned, Hoarau also analyzes the race and the competition in this 2023 edition. “I didn’t think that Basile Bourgon (Edenred) was going to be at that level on Solitaire. I sailed with him on the Tour de Bretagne and I saw that he was very good and super clean. But from there to making shots, to dominating as he did, hats off to him. He will win Solitaires, that’s for sure, he’s only 21 years old. He’s a great friend and with Loïs Berrehar (Skipper Macif 2022), the podium is 100% Trinitan. I’m happy for Loïs because last year, at the same time, we were at rock bottom. Lewis Hamilton said it’s not the fall that’s important, it’s the power of the rebound. »

On Benoît Tuduri (CAPSO En Cavale), winner of the 3rd stage in Piriac-sur-mer on Thursday morning, the praise is also there. “ It’s great, it’s the next generation. It sails really well. He doesn’t navigate like an accountant. Whenever there is an opportunity, he takes it. In the shoes of a favorite, it’s more complicated to jump on every opportunity. He’s having fun and he too will win one day. »

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