Moving South

Port Conditions, Sailing, Sports — By on July 20, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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Moving South

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Key points:

– All 12 boats are back in the water in Rosas, Spain
– Racing resumes tomorrow with a pro-am race and two in-port races

The break is over. All boats are now back on the water after a three-day road trip from St Gilles in Vendee to Rosas in Spain. Racing resumes tomorrow.

Both sailors and boats made the most out of the break. The men enjoyed some longer naps, resting for the fight to come. The boats enjoyed a complete check-up, from the appendices to the rigs and the hull fairings.

But the break is now over and all 12 teams are getting back into race mode. Once they had their rigs on again, several boats went for a short sail under the Spanish rain. Newcomers like Claire Pruvot (Normandie) are joining their teams while Laurent Pagès and Mathieu Richard (Sodebo) or Ronan Treussart (Nantes St Nazaire E.Leclerc) are back after a longer pause.

There are eight racing days left and a lot at stake with 15 races to sail weather permitting – three offshore legs (scored with a total factor of 8) and 12 in-port races (factor of 1 per leg). “It’s going to be a tough war on the water, ” says Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite skipper Nicolas Troussel, second overall. “We’ll sail just as we usually do and everything will be fine.”

Racing resumes tomorrow with a pro-am race in the morning (not counting towards the overall ranking) and two in-port races in the afternoon (departure time from the dock 1:30pm; racing start at 2:30pm).

Interviews

Nicolas Troussel, Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite skipper:
“We’ve cleaned the boat and fixed the little keel scratches we had after going aground in Dunkirk. The boat went back in the water this afternoon and the team is meeting tonight, all refreshed. We already sailed in Rosas last year and are expecting similar conditions with sea breeze. Let’s recall what we did back then because it’s going to be a tough war on the water. We’ll sail just as we usually do and everything will be fine.”

Sönke Bruhns, Iskareen skipper:
“We arrived yesterday morning and the boat is going back in the water today. It’s our third Tour and I’ve sailed for 15 years in the Mediterranean Sea. I know this place well and I know the Mediterranean part of the Tour is always more relaxed. Weather here is related to the Mistral: if this local wind is blowing, then it’s heavy weather sailing. If not, it’s usually light and sunny.”

Roc Lecontel, TPM-Coych trimmer:
“Transportation and hauling went well, apart from a flat tire. It’s rather easy and we checked everything. We sanded the hull, faired it all and trimmed the mast. We are ready. We’re going sailing this afternoon to train and check the mast. The Mediterranean Sea is TPM’s playground and we’re very motivated. It’s very shifty, especially at night in light winds. Mediterranean sailing is all about staying focused all race long because everything can change.”

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Overall ranking after 22 races before jury:
1 GROUPAMA 34, CAMMAS Franck 868 pts – Blue spinnaker
2 BRETAGNE CREDIT MUTUEL ELITE, TROUSSEL Nicolas 813 pts
3 COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3, SOUBEN Daniel 805 pts
4 SODEBO, COVILLE Thomas 786, 7 pts
5 TEAM OMANSAIL, POULIGNY Cédric 769 pts
6 TOULON PROVENCE MEDITERRANEE – COYCH, BERNAZ Jean-Baptiste 691 pts
7 VILLE DE GENEVE – CARREFOUR ADDICTIONS, METTRAUX Elodie-Jane et GROUX Nicolas 681 pts
8 NANTES – SAINT NAZAIRE – E.LECLERC, DOUGUET Corentin 664 pts
9 NORMANDIE, CHOQUENET Baptiste 626 pts
10 MARTINIQUE – BE.BRUSSELS, WOLTERS Delphine et MOURES Matthieu 596 pts
11 ISKAREEN, DITTMERS Christiane et BRUHNS Sönke 584 pts
12 BIENNE – VOILE – SRS, PETER Luzius et KUNZ François 539 pts

Offshore ranking after 6 races before jury: 


1 BRETAGNE CREDIT MUTUEL ELITE, TROUSSEL Nicolas 482 pts – Green spinnaker
2 GROUPAMA 34, CAMMAS Franck 474 pts
3 COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3, SOUBEN Daniel 448 pts (…)

Technical ranking after 16 races before jury: :
1 GROUPAMA 34, CAMMAS Franck 394 pts
2 COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3, SOUBEN Daniel 357 pts – Red spinnaker
3 TEAM OMANSAIL 348 pts (…)

Amator ranking after 22 races before jury:
1NORMANDIE, CHOQUENET Baptiste 626 pts – Pink spinnaker
2 MARTINIQUE – BE.BRUSSELS, WOLTERS Delphine et MOURES Matthieu 596 pts
3 ISKAREEN, DITTMERS Christiane et BRUHNS Sönke 584 pts
4 BIENNE – VOILE – SRS, PETER Luzius et KUNZ François 539 pts
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