Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SPI OUEST Starts With 430 Boats

J/80 Spi Ouest Regatta La 
Trinite, France

Monster J/80 Class with 93 Entries

(La Trinite Sur Mer, France)-  A cast of thousands have descended upon the quaint, beautiful seaside village of La Trinite for this Easter weekend.  Renowned not only for its premiere sailing event but also for its soothing thassolotherapy spas along the seashore, La Trinite will serve up yet another fantastic weekend of sailing for some of the top sailors in France and the rest of Europe.  The J/Fleet is enormous. Of the 430 boats racing, over one-third- about 125- are J's ranging from ten J/24s to ninety-three J/80, a smattering of J/92s to J/97s and over twenty J/105s, J/109s and J/122s.  Sailing on Circle B will be the J/105, J/109 and J/80 classes (only J/Boats- a first in French sailing) and on Circle C will be the three IRC Classes- 1-2-3. More than ten nationalities will be represented with crews from Germany, England, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Russian and Sweden.  Within IRC1 with 32 boats starting on the line will be 5 J/122s, including last year's winner Philipe Delaporte's champion PEN AZEN.  For more SPI OUEST Sailing information.