Thursday, November 12, 2015

J/111 JBOSS Tops Jeff Campana Race

J/111 JBoss sailing Jeff Campana Race off Guadeloupe (Marina Bas-du-Fort, Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe)- One of the first regattas of the Caribbean winter sailing circuit (e.g. post-hurricane season) is the Triskell Cup and the many prestigious trophies that are associated with the event.  In the Group CSA 1 Racing division, everyone was participating in the Jeff Campana Regatta for the overall Triskell Cup.

As they did in 2014, the J/111 JBOSS owned and skippered by Eddy Chalono from Martinique managed to take on many of the top offshore racers in the Windward Islands to win the Jeff Campana Race.  They were often racing boat-for-boat with their top competitors that included TAZ (an Extreme 37 from Eddy Chalono skippering J/111 JBossAntigua), FISER (a Farr 40 custom from Martinique) and LIPTONIC (a custom A40 from Guadeloupe).

Half of Chalono’s crew consisted of the French team on the J/111 LE JOUET, including skipper Stephane Blanchard.  Together they have compiled an excellent track record in the Caribbean in the last few years, including class wins at Voiles de St Barths in the past two years.  For the Jeff Campana Race, the won the regatta by three pts by accumulating a record of 1-3-1-2-3-4-3 for 17 pts total over seven races.

Look for this well-oiled machine to again participate in a number Caribbean winter circuit regattas like the Heineken St Maarten Regatta and Voiles de St Barths in 2016.   For more Jeff Campana Race/ Triskell Cup sailing information