Ambrogio Beccaria and Alberto Riva, on the 943, crossed the finish line of the Prologue Michèle Marchais at the head of the fleet. They are followed by Chaffoil, the 969, skippered by Tanguy Bouroullec. In a 15-20 knot wind, the crews had to make a lap and a half of the course in the Douarnenez Bay. During this warm-up race, there were many abandonments and many damages among the competitors. Axel Tréhin and Thomas Coville broke the port daggerboard of Tartine, the 945, while they were well in the lead at mark 1.