Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sambron Victorious @ J/80 Pornic Cup

J/80 sailing (Pornic, France)- Twenty boats were treated to beautiful, easy-to-sail weather conditions all weekend long off Pornic, France.  When the weather is nice in Normandy, it’s quite simply gorgeous and on the first day of racing the 10-12 kts of breeze provided extremely close racing.  After four windward-leeward races, the top four boats were only separated by two points- with JOLINE, EJP, J-FEED and NUMERO-J trading off occupying most of the podium spots in each race.

The same four teams continued to do battle on Sunday, but only two races were run in the force-5 winds.  At the conclusion of racing on Sunday afternoon, the leaderboard flip-flopped completely, with some leaders taking a nose-dive and others climbing to the top.  Winning was Laurent Sambron’s EJP TEN, with Remi Rabbe’s CNP AKAJOULE in 2nd, Alex Cottron’s APCC YOUNG GEOLEAN Team in 3rd, Ludovic Vest’s NUMBER-J in 4th and Francois-Xavier Drogou’s FEED-J in 5th.  For more J/80 Pornic Cup sailing information