Sunday, November 22, 2015

Le J/111 JBOSS Eclipses Guadeloupe Sailing Regatta!

J/111 JBoss sailing off Pointe-a-pitre, Guadeloupe(Pointe-a-pitre, Guadeloupe)- A follow-up from our friends in the Caribbean sailing the J/111 JBOSS in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Here’s the report from the local French newspaper/ website on Guadeloupe:

“The second edition of the Jeff Campana Cup (formerly the Triskell Cup) saw the victory of Martinique sailor Eddy Chalono, whose crew won many races over the three-day weekend.

Twenty-three teams raced for the Jeff Campana Cup and all had a chance to win it in both categories- CSA Racing 1 or CSA Racing 2. However, Eddy Chalono’s J/111 JBOSS and its crew of nine members had won five races! An excellent ratio that ensures the ultimate success!

Victor Jean-Noël, one of the members of that impregnable fortress describes life on board the winner; "It's a great competition and it is with pleasure that I respond to the invitation of my friends in Martinique. We have a fast boat and smart sailors who came from France, too. They brought us real added value; particularly in boatspeed! We have handled our boat well and we had really good technical and strategic analysis for each race. This allowed us to have good cohesion on board with specialists in each position. So, this is an excellent result!  And on Sunday, the conditions were very good."

The last word comes back to Jean-Michel Marziou, the Jeff Campana Cup event organizer. "The number of vessels was not significant, but it was the quality of sailing on the water; especially with the presence of boats from St. Maarten, Antigua and a large fleet that came from Martinique.   Even if the number of boats participating has decreased in recent years, the competition is still very popular with sailing enthusiasts! Thank you to everyone for sailing in this year’s Jeff Campana Cup and also to our wonderful sponsors- Primea Hotels, Atran Antilles, Capes Dole, and OnDeck.”  For more Jeff Campana Cup sailing information.