Another highly experienced multihull racer, Yann Guichard, only managed 4th in the same group, although he could be forgiven for not being quite up to speed in the M32 yet. "The last race I did was around the world, which lasted 47 days," smiled the Frenchman who skippered the giant 40m trimaran Spindrift 2 on its Jules Verne attempt to break the record of fastest sailboat around the world. Now he shifts his focus to races that last just 10 minutes. "However long the race, you still need to concentrate all the way round," he said. "Today we made many basic mistakes, in manouveres for example, but the conditions were fantastic and we were having fun even if we weren't winning. We hope to learn quickly."