Cannes Sailing Cup 2015 – A Very Successful Premiere!
For the launching of the first Cannes Sailing Cup, The Yacht Club de Cannes welcomed 12 SB20 and 9 Nitro 80 from 4 different nations, a pleasant fleet gathering more than 90 sailors!
The race comittee offered the competitors 10 intensive races and 2 « speed runs » over 3 days, in ideal wind and weather conditions: bright shining sun, an average wind of 8-15 knots everyday, and stunning views of the bay of Cannes and the Lerins islands.
Besides the great sailing, the overall race organization was faultless. From convenient logistics and efficient race comittee, to a friendly atmosphere and thoughtful details, such as the Pasta Party at the end of the first day (fresh hot pasta served to hungry sailors on the very pier!), and a delicious banquet on the second evening.
The Russian MELSTON TEAM (Murashkin A.), 1st overall, dominated the event, closely followed by XCELLENT (Pollard J.), 2nd, and BLACK MAGIC (Russo E.), 3rd.
The Italian STILO (Fassitelli L.) was awarded the 4th place. Also note the promising performance of GIVE ME 5 (Follin R.), finishing 5th and 1st in the Youth category and PACA ONE (Germain G.), 7th overall, 2nd Youth. Finally, in the (unfortunately still under- represented) Women category, OCEAN TEAM SOLUTIONS (Urrutti H.), 9th overall and 1st Women.
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Let’s wish a long and durable future to the Cannes Sailing Cup, looking forward to next year!
The SB20 2015 season is now full on and we are all looking at our next event :
The SB20 GP Slam 2015, from April 30th to May 3rd 2015, in Hyères, France
(NOR and registration: http://www.coych.org/grand-prix-slam-sb20-2015/ )