Friday, May 26, 2017

Gran Prix Ecole del Navale Preview

J/80 sailing off France (Camaret-sur-Mer, France)- The 16th Grand Prix Ecole del Navale is taking place this weekend in Camaret-sur-Mer with 218 participants.  The three-day event goes from May 25th to 28th and is raced both in the bay and offshore in the Bay of Biscay.  Included in the event is the J/80 class, sailing their second event in the summer-long France J/80 Cup series.

Most of the top J/80 teams from across France are participating in the forty-eight boat class, including Simon Moriceau’s ARMEN HABITAT, Eric Brezellec’s COURRIER JUNIOR, Ludovic Gilet’s NUMERO J, top woman skipper Capucine Vitel on her VITEL SAILING TEAM,  Luc Nadal on the familiar GAN’JA, and another top woman skipper- Maxime Rousseaux on J’RAFON.

The J/80s should have a nice weekend of sailing as the forecasts from the UK MET office and the French MET office indicate good breezes all three days!    For more J/80 GPEN sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.