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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 August 2008 : Julien Bontemps

Silver medallist in the RX :X Class at Qingdao Olympics : French boardsailor came in 2004 to the olympic Games with the world title in the pocket. But hi missed his regatta and finished 9th in Athens. Four years after, he got his ticket again to compete in Qingdao and came back to France with the Silver medal.

« A silver medal in the Olympic Games is greatest than any world title » said 29 yo RS :X boardsailor. « The feeling is so great than it is extraordinay to go and sail for a medal what ever is its color. This represents so much work… and I don’t think I will stop after that. Olympics is so great ! ». Now Bontemps has taken Faustine Merret’s place as leader of the French olympic team. And he has work to do to compter the Brits in 2012…

SeaSailSurf barometer of August 2008

;-) ;-) ;-) Nicolas Troussel Winner of the Solitaire du Figaro Solitaire du Figaro #LaSolitaire 2008.
;-) ;-) VPLP Van Peteghem & Lauriot-Prévost designers of the 2 new trimarans Banque Populaire V (40m) and BMW Oracle Racing (27m).
;-) Francisco Lobato winner of both legs and full rankings (proto and series) of Les Sables – Les Açores – Les Sables.
:-( Stéphane Le Diraison A new proto 650 skipper who represents the drawbacks of the prototype class this summer.
:-( :-( Corentin Douguet Abandonning in leg 3 of La Solitaire du Figaro, he represents the guys who badly lived Troussel’s win in leg 1 with a 6 hours lead.
:-( :-( :-( Faustine Merret French gold medal holder in RS :X, she missed the Qingdao Games finishing 11th.

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