Saturday, July 8, 2017

J/80 Pornic Cup Awarded to ARMEN HABITAT

J/80 sailing Pornic Cup, France (Pornic, France)- The third event of the J/80 Coupe de France was held in Pornic, France and hosted by the Club Nautique de Pornic.  Twenty boats participated in yet another convivial edition of this regatta that takes place in a beautiful, quaint, ancient seaside village under beautiful sunny skies and moderate winds.  As always, CN Pornic provided perfectly run races and were impeccably gracious and welcoming of all sailors.

In the end, it was top French sailor, Simon Moriceau (APCC) and his ARMEN HABITAT crew (Jean Queveau, Pierre Loic Berthet, Stephane Geslin, Vincent Guillarm & Tiphaine Ragueneau) that quite easily won the event.  They might as well have called their boat “SELDOM SEEN”, since they disappeared over the horizon on the fleet, winning 7 races and adding three 2nds to win with just 14 pts net in 12 races!  In other words, it was a “schooling” of the fleet!

They were followed in second place by Remi Rabbe’s team on CNP AKAJOULE (Frank & Theo Vallet and Thibaud Lab), the only other team to win races (two of them) and accumulating all the 2nd places when Moriceau’s ARMENT HABITAT crew won!  They finished with a total of 26 pts net.

The final step on the podium was taken by Patrick Bot’s TETHIS and his merry crew of Fabrice Morin, Maxime Carious, and Frederic Hauville.  When AKAJOULE was taking 2nds, Bot’s TETHIS was taking 3rd!  There seems to be a trend and theme here, right??  In any event, TETHIS finished with 54 pts net.

Rounding out the top five for this regatta were Stephane Cordier’s SKYPJACK in 4th place and Ludovic Gilet’s NUMERO J in the 5th spot.  Here is a nicely done sailing video of the J/80 fleet tour of the old port of Pornic.  For more J/80 Pornic Cup sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.