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.
Top 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