Tour de France à la Voile
Cammas wins the Lorient - St Gilles stage ahead of Troussel and Souben
Monday 15 July 2013 –
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84 miles in a day: an early start followed by many lead changes, a bold but unsuccessful option for Nantes St Nazaire E. Leclerc before a final gybing battle. Groupama 34 wins less than a minute before Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite and Courrier Dunkerque 3 takes third.
After the light morning breeze gave way to a steady westerly sea breeze, 12 M34s passed the Boeufs buoy off Noirmoutier.
"Bretagne Crédit Mutuel was in the lead but they went to one side," said a victorious Franck Cammas on Vendee pontoons. “We made the most of some wind shifts and came out on top.”
This victory adds a factor of 3 to Groupama 34’s two offshore victories so far. Bretagne Crédit Mutuel and Courrier Dunkerque are disappointed to miss the victory, as OmanSail who finished off the podium. The Ville de Genève Carrefour Addictions Swiss guys are delighted with their 5th place; crew Martinique BE Brussels has a huge smile taking 6th place, and the first amateur.
Tomorrow two in-port races will be sailed St Gilles, weather permitting. Departure time from the dock at 11:30am; racing start at 12:30pm. It will be the very last Atlantic racing day.
Classement général provisoire après 19 courses, avant jury :
- 1 GROUPAMA 34, CAMMAS Franck 793 pts - Spi Bleu
- 2 BRETAGNE CREDIT MUTUEL ELITE, TROUSSEL Nicolas 760 pts
- 3 COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3, SOUBEN Daniel 739 pts
- 4 SODEBO, COVILLE Thomas 722,5 pts
- 5 TEAM OMANSAIL, POULIGNY Cédric 703 pts
- 6 TOULON PROVENCE MEDITERRANEE - COYCH, BERNAZ Jean-Baptiste 625 pts
- 7 VILLE DE GENEVE - CARREFOUR ADDICTIONS, METTRAUX Elodie-Jane et GROUX Nicolas 618 pts
- 8 NANTES - SAINT NAZAIRE - E.LECLERC, DOUGUET Corentin 605 pts
- 9 NORMANDIE, CHOQUENET Baptiste 575 pts
- 10 MARTINIQUE - BE.BRUSSELS, WOLTERS Delphine et MOURES Matthieu 548 pts
- 11 ISKAREEN, DITTMERS Christiane et BRUHNS Sönke 531 pts
- 12 BIENNE - VOILE – SRS, PETER Luzius et KUNZ François 497 pts
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