Friday, July 13, 2018

J/80 World Champs Update

J/80s sailing World ChampionshipSpanish Dominate Podium So Far
(Les Sables d’Olonne, France)- The Sports Nautiques Sablais YC is hosting the J/80 World Championship from the 9th to the 13th July.  So far, they’ve been blessed with good sailing conditions on the bay for the seventy-boat fleet.

As anticipated, the J/80 World Championship has turned into a full-on battle between the top French and Spanish teams at the top of the leaderboard.

Women J/80 sailors at WorldsAfter three days of sailing with eight races completed, occupying the top three spots on the podium are Spanish teams- Iker Almondoz’s GARATU, Rayco Tabares’ HOTEL PRINCESS YAIZA, and Juan Luis Paez’s PUENTE ROMANO MARBELLA.  The top French teams are sitting in 4th- Simon Moriceau’s ARMEN HABITAT, 6th- Sylvain Pellisier’s INTUITIVE SAILS, 7th- Vianney Guilbaud’s AG+ SPARS, and 9th- Gwendal Nael’s EJP 10.  The top Russian team is Alexei Semenov’s NEW TERRITORIES in 5th place.  Patrick O’Neill’s Irish crew on MOJO are 8th.  And, rounding out the top ten is the Spanish crew of Javier Chacartegui’s IBO.ES.  The top British boat is Jon Powell’s BETTY in 11th position.

Two French women skippers are in the top 15- Anne Phelipon’s NAVIGATLANTQUE in 12th and Maxime Rousseaux’s CN ST CAST GRAND OUEST ETIQUETTES in 13th- just three points separate them.   Follow the J/80 World Championships on Facebook here.   For more J/80 World Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.