Friday, June 3, 2016

J/80 Normandy Cup Preview

J/80s sailing off Barcelona, Spain (Le Havre, France)- The next event for the on-going French J/80 Coupe de France season-long series will be taking place in Le Havre, France this weekend from June 3rd to 5th.  A number of boats are hoping the regatta will be good practice as their last big regatta prior to the J/80 World Championship in Sotogrande, Spain.  Twenty-five teams are participating and will be a good test for many top crews.

Making a significant investment in time and resources is the OMAN SAIL Team.  Participating in this year’s event is Fahad Al Hasani in OMAN SAIL I and world-famous offshore racer Dee Caffari will be sailing OMAN SAIL II with an Omani crew.

Of the leading French crews that are participating, look for PAPREC RECYCLAGE (Sebastien Petithuguenin), SMART GRID ENERGY (Matthieu Dolle), VITEL SAILING TEAM (Damian Michelier), VILLE DE SAINT-MALO (Alain Turco) and OBJECTIF HYDRO (Alexandre Cottron) to be factors in the overall leaderboard.  For more J/80 Normandy Cup sailing information