Wednesday, May 22, 2013

French J/109 BLUE JAWS Not Ready for Vendee Globe!

J/109 one-design offshore sailboat - sailing off France(La Trinite sur mer, France)- Jean Noel Tourin, proud owner of the French J/109 BLUEJAWS, happened to be sailing in the massive sailing regatta known as the Tour de Belle Ile 2013.  As Jean Noel explains, "I'm pleased to inform you, that I raced Tour de Belle Ile and finished 4th of 150 boats in the "Monohull Free Class" (the "anything goes" in IRC class).  We were 2nd in cruiser-racers behind an X-43-- first was a TP52 and 2nd was a JP54 (Jean-Pierre Dick), a famous Vendee Globe sailor sailing his personal custom offshore boat!!  Editor's note- Jean-Pierre himself was another notable J/Alumni having sailed J/24s quite competitively in France and the UK!