Friday, November 1, 2013

J/80 French Nationals Preview

J/80 one-design sailboats- sailing France (Cherbourg, France)- As the sixty-two J/80s arrived in Cherbourg to get craned into the water and receive their registration packets, they were greeted by a coffee, tea and croissants and report to the weight scales for proper weight verification-- a classy way to get a regatta rolling!

By the afternoon,for those who were ready to sail, a practice/ training course was offered in the Bay as a dress rehearsal for both the sailors and the race committee.  For the 20+ boats that participated, it was great practice in the WSW 10-15 kt breezes to work out a few kinks in their boat speed and work on their team-work.

J/80s sailing off Cherbourg, FranceTop French contenders will be sailing for National Class honors in a regatta that also determines the J/80 French Cup winner, the season long series that is comprised of multiple regattas and begins with the famous Easter Holiday soiree called SPI Ouest France.  Familiar French teams include Luc Nadal’s GANJA, Herve Delaroux’s JACUZZI, Herve Leduc’s JIBE SET, Eric Brezellec’s INTERFACE CONCEPT I and Pierre Follenfant’s TBS.  Foreign teams that will be sailing include Alexandre Toulorgue from Italy sailing RESTAURANT L’ECURIE, Germany’s Sven Vagt from Bremen sailing CAMPAIN-CAMFILL POWER SYSTEMS and, finally, Ingemar Sundstedt’s team from Sweden sailing SWE 243.  For more J/80 French Nationals Cherbourg sailing information