Thursday, June 18, 2009

J/Cup Mediterranee France

Perfect Weather, Perfect Racing, Fun For All

(Isle de Porquerolles, France)- The island of Porquerolles was dressed in his finery to host the third edition of the J-Cup Mediterranee. The 25 participants enjoyed a beautiful blue sky and a gorgeous, sustained wind between 15 to 20 knots from the West for the two days of racing. 
Against all odds the J/24 TOPO TOO from Monaco steered by the Rodelato brothers won the regatta narrowly over the magnificent J/122 KAYA, who could not do anything to prevent it. 
The J/24 continues to demonstrate its effectiveness when it is well sailed around-the-buoys or on coastal races like the Around Porquerolles Island where TOPO TOO arrived only 20 minutes behind in real-time to the J/122 KAYA.
Completing the podium, finishing third was the J/109 MAJOR TOM from Marseille completing its second consecutive win in the highly contested class of a dozen J/109s. For more info.