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2008 SeaSailSurfers

SeaSailSurfer of December 2008 : Michel Desjoyeaux

From last to 1st in the Vendée Globe

mardi 30 décembre 2008Christophe Guigueno

On December 3rd, Michel Desjoyeaux wasback in the top 10 of the Vendée Globe, 3 weeks after his second start from Les Sables d’Olonne. At the end of the month, he is the leader. Mich’Desj is the SeaSailSurfer of December.

SeaSailSurfer of September 2008 : Isabelle Joschke

Leg 3 winner in the single-handed race Cap Istanbul : At the end of September, Isabelle Joschke has won the third leg of the single-handed race Cap Istanbul from Nice to Istanbul. This is the first female win in the Figaro-Bénéteau offshore racing solo circuit. Well done for the rookie coming from the mini 650 Mini 650 #mini650 circuit.

Leg 1 was won by Breton Eric Drouglazet. Leg 2 has been taken by Antonio Pedro Da Cruz who gave to Africa its first win in the offshore solo racing scene. And leg 3, from Marzamemi in Sicile to Aghios in Crete was Isabelle’s one. She took the lead after Thierry Chabagny in the south of the fleet and kept it for herself toward the finishing line as shjewas known to do in the mini circuit in the past four years.

This year, Isabelle is a rookie in the Figaro circuit. But she took experience from her previous réaces, in particular in the Course des Falaise where she discovered solo inshore racing against the top sailors of the circuit. This summer, she finished 30 for her 1rst appearance in the Solitaire du Figaro Solitaire du Figaro #LaSolitaire , take the third place of the rookies rankings. Also winner of the forst leg of the Transat The Transat #thetransat #ostar 650 from France to Brazil in 2007, she has added now a new leg win to her brillant palmares and the first female one in the Figaro class. She is the SeaSailSurfer of september 2008.

SeaSailSurf barometer of september 2008

;-) ;-) ;-) Rob Douglas In Namibia, the kitesurfer nearly broke the 50 knots barrel.
;-) ;-) Antonio Pedro Da Cruz He is the first African to win a leg in the solo Figaro circuit.
;-) Bruno Jourdren The Breton won the silver medal with his crew at the Paralympic Games.
:-( Damien Seguin Four yeas ago, he won the gold, this year he came back with silver from the Paralympic Games.
:-( :-( Lionel Lemonchois Route du Rhum Route du Rhum #RouteDuRhum winner has left the Gitana team.
:-( :-( :-( Philippe Jeantot Vendée Globe creator has seen his fine increased at the Appeal Court.

Dans la même rubrique

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SeaSailSurfer of the month : Armel Cléac’h, SeaSailSurfer of August 2003

SeaSailSurfer of the month : Samuel Manuard, SeaSailSurfer of June 2003

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