Sam Manuard beat Jonathan McKee to finish line last night

Sam Manuard, the 32-year-old Frenchman, crossed the finish line of the first leg of the Mini Transat last night in Lanzarote at approximately 2030 local time. Jonathan McKee took second place sailing his Simon Rogers designed production boat, while Chris Sayer, the unofficial New Zealand entry, slipped in just ahead of McKee.

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