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Jörg Riechers and Pierre Brasseur took the Normandy Channel Race

jeudi 18 avril 2013Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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Jörg Riechers and Pierre Brasseur, aboard the Class 40 “Mare”, secure victory in the fourth edition of the Normandy Channel Race. From Germany and France’s Picardy region, the duo crossed the finish line at 22 hours 57 minutes and 30 seconds UTC on Wednesday 17 April, in a time of three days, seven hours, 57 minutes and 30 seconds at an average speed of 8.08 knots.

The top four in the Normandy Channel Race in brief

A fantastic victory for 44-year old Jörg Riechers from Hamburg, the jovial 2012 Class 40 champion, German sailor of the year 2012, winner of last year’s Solidaire du Chocolat Solidaire du Chocolat #solidaireduchocolat and the Atlantic Cup and an outstanding Mini sailor ; and also 33-year old Pierre Brasseur, from Amiens, a tall sailor with model looks, crew to Jimmy Pahun on “Ile-de-France” and second in the last Mini Transat in the series category. After shooting off the start line last Sunday, the two sailors on “Mare” were less successful in the middle section of the race before going on to put up a faultless performance for the rest of the race. Despite dismasting prior to taking the start of the Normandy Channel Race, they managed to get to the race start bang on time with a perfectly optimised Class 40, Mach 40. Congratulations !

It was a personal victory too for second placed Nicolas Jossier, 36, and Alexandre Toulorge, 34. The two Norman sailors, familiar faces in the Tour de France à la Voile and the Solitaire du Figaro Solitaire du Figaro #LaSolitaire (13 participations all together) had never raced together before and they were competing in their first NCR and their first Class 40 race. They were the driving forces in this edition, holding the reins from Sunday evening through until last night. Nicolas Jossier is sure to have a fine career ahead of him in Class 40, as is Alexandre.


Voir en ligne : Info presse TB Press / www.normandy-race.com



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