A blast at Massilia Cup 2019 in Marseille
Great season opening for French SB20 Class Association opened the season last weekend. Five races in difficult conditions at the 3-day 38th edition of Massilia Cup, known as “Voile sur Marseille”, a renowned event on the calendar of the Old Port Marseille CLub CNTL.
With 10 boats participating a strong presence from Russia with Vasily Grigoriev, the recent winner of the Portuguese Winter Series in Cascais, team Absolut of Igor Ginzburg this time sailing with Artem Basalkin as tactician and B-Team of Anna Bogorodova. She was not the only lady in the fleet with Team Respect and SB20 CLass secretary Hélène Uritti helming with all-female team announced earlier this year. Five more French teams completed the fleet with Kirill Frolov with Melston team dropping out at the last minute.
Excellent result John Pollard and team Xcellent, that sails together for 25 years! Congrats on winning the Massilia Cup in beautiful Marseille after trying for the second time. In second place – Mad Sail Team of Vasily Grigoriev (RUS) and in 3rd – team Absolut of Igor Ginzburg (RUS) with Artem Basalkin calling taсtics.
Fo the full report on the action in Marseille you can head over here and test your French, alternatively Google translate will help you!