J/109 YACHT CHARTER Sets The Pace(Ill de Porquerolles (Hyeres), France- 4-6 Jun)- just south of Hyeres, France lies one of the most beautiful islands of the French Mediterranean. Iles de Porquerolles is nothing but short of magical. Renowned for French island/ fishing cuisine, extraordinary hospitality and fabulous weather, it's hard to go wrong with a venue of such international repute. There was record participation with 29 entries for the fourth edition of the J-Cup on the Mediterranean island of Porquerolles.
Mission accomplished for the J/109 YACHT CHARTER which managed to accomplish its first victory, skippered by the very friendly Figaro sailor Jean-Paul Mouren. Indeed, the well-sailed Marseilles J/109 had to overcome another strong challenge from the J/24 TOPO 2, the winner of the previous edition in lighter air.
The brothers Rodelato were second in their class sailing ST ANDREWS SECURITY, skippered by Ian Ilsley and supported for the occasion by Francis Brénac. Third place was the J/122 MADE IN LOVE owned by Jean-Marie Patier and skippered by Catherine Chabaud.
The class of small IRC (J/92, J/92s, J/97) was won by the J/92s BEEP BEEP sailed by Olivier Mireur.
The racing was very close amongst the fleet overall. In fact for the long distance race, the traditional tour of the island of Porquerolles and the opening race for the regatta on Saturday, there was less than 30 minutes separating the first from last boat to finish!
The weekend of racing ended with a cocktail party and dinner bordering the Perzinsky estate and vineyard, musically accompanied by the popular Hyèrois group "shush". For more J/ Med Cup sailing and regatta information