Frenchman Gery Trentesaux has entered Courrier Leon, which won the tactical 2015 Myth of Malham Race, having to play dodgem cars with the tide in the 229 nautical mile coastal race. Then it was on to the Rolex Fastnet Race, which Trentesaux won on his 13th attempt – so 13 is not always unlucky. An IRC Division 3, entry, he also beat all Division 2 yachts home.
The yachtsman has been around a long time, leading a French team to victory in the 2006 Commodores’ Cup and competing in France’s winning Corum team at Admirals’ Cup in 1991. He also raced single handed in the 2006 Route du Rhum and is an avid competitor in one-design classes, racing his J/80 regularly.