The 54th 24 Heures motonautiques de Rouen got underway this morning at 10.30 CET.
A 30 minute delay in starting the boats was due to a suspected suicide earlier, not related to the race and the French Police had closed the river.
All other times are expected to be unchanged giving the competitors a 23.5 Heure race.
Team Nollet (below), headed by Philippe Chiappe, who is attempting to win the 24 Hours Motonautique de Rouen for the fifth time in a row, lead the race after 97 laps.
Chasing them down and just a lap behind are VSI Racing (below.
Photos: Chris Davies