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Favourites Groupama and Hydros progress to Match Races

mercredi 25 septembre 2013Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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More light air on Falmouth Bay played into the hands of Franck Cammas and his Groupama C as they sailed to two more wins and a third place on the final day of qualifying for the 2013 International C-Class Catamaran Championship. Cammas and crew Louis Viat scored a perfect 7 points from 7 races after dropping their two high scores.

Billy Besson and Jeremie Lagarrigue aboard Team Hydros’ SUI 1 were neck-and-neck with teammates Mischa Heemskerk and Bastian Tentij until a strategic error by the Dutch sailors aboard SUI II saw them retire from Race 8 and score a last place in the final race. With that error, Besson and Lagarrigue clinched the final spot in the one-on-one match racing final for the International C-Class Catamaran Championship Trophy.

Two-time Little Cup Champions Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke (Fill Your Hands) sailed a strong day to finish third overall in the qualifying standings, missing the finals match by just 3 points, while Americans Lars Guck and Max Kramers aboard Steve Clarke’s non-foiling veteran boat Cogito turned in a blinding performance to sneak ahead of Heemskerk for fourth place. The fleet will square off tomorrow to challenge for the final podium position in a fleet racing format.

The final match begins on Thursday at 1100 GMT, with fleet racing beginning after the day’s two match races are completed.

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Results after nine races (two discards) :

  • 1/ Groupama C (FR) avec 7 points
  • 2/ Flyer / Hydros (Sui) avec 19 points
  • 3/ Fill Your Hands (CAN) avec 26 points
  • 4/ Above Archimedus / Hydros (Sui) avec 31 points
  • 5/ Cogito (USA) avec 32 points
  • 6/ Patient Lady (FR) avec 38 points
  • 7/ Alpha (ESP) avec 52 points
  • 8/ Aethon (USA) avec 67 points
  • 9/ Canaan (CAN) avec 73 points
  • 10/ Invictus (GB) avec 77 points
  • 11/ Wild Horse (POR) avec 84 points

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