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Normandy Sailing Week – Winners decided in Le Havre

by Kate Jennings on 10 Jun 2013
2013 Normandy Sailing Week - Groupama Sailing Team © Jean-Marie Liot
Normandy Sailing Week came to a close today with victory going to the crews of Franck Cammas, Franck-Yves Escoffier, Arthur Herreman, Noel Racine, John Van Der Starre and Gilles Fournier in the M34, IRC 2, J80, IRC 3 and 4, J111, IRC1 and First 7.5. categories. Over the last eight years, Normandy Sailing Week has become a reference for one-designs and racer-cruisers, drawing an ever-increasing number of yacht racing enthusiasts to Le Havre. During a week of competition for the M34s and three to four days for the J111s, IRCs and sportsboats, 800 racers contested a wealth of races in some sunny but boisterous sailing conditions, which saw the wind pick up to 38 knots on Saturday’s coastal course for the big boats. Franck Cammas and his crew, already champions of this year’s Iroise Cup, dominated at Normandy Sailing Week with a 22-point lead over 'Courrier Dunkerque 3' skippered by Daniel Souben.

Franck Cammas, winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race, the crewed round the world race with stopovers, is leading the French Crewed Championship and has won the Volvo Drive E Race, a competition which takes the combined points from the first three events of the season. 'Groupama 34' pulled out all the stops, securing six bullets in total. With an entourage of Tour de France à la Voile specialists, ‘bodyguards’ and champions of inshore racing, the Frenchman has once again stamped his mark at the top of the leaderboard and is sure to be the favourite for the Tour de France à la Voile, which will kick-off from Dunkirk at the end of June. With his team, Franck-Yves Escoffier, another famous figure from French offshore racing, secured the top spot in IRC2. The sailor from nearby Saint Malo dominated proceedings in both the round-the-cans and coastal races in the Baie de Seine. In the J80 class, today proved decisive as just one point separated the top two protagonists in last night’s overall ranking. However, thanks to a consistent performance, Arthur Herreman’s local team on 'Match the World' bagged the top spot and are sure to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming World Championship in Marseille! 'Foggy Dew' skippered by Noel Racine, another pillar of the sizeable sailing community in Le Havre, came good for the second time at Normandy Sailing Week in the IRC3 and IRC 4 categories, with a certain talented Breton on the helm, Jimmy Pahun. In the J111 category, 'Xcentric Ripper', skippered by John Van Der Starre, is the first European Champion in the history of this series. With a three-point lead over Briton Duncan McDonald, the Dutch team sailed a flawless Normandy Sailing Week in their 4-day event.

Franck Cammas, skipper of the M34 'Groupama 34', winner of Normandy Sailing Week 2013: 'It’s a fine victory as we’ve finished the race with a good lead over our rivals. We’re at ease in the breeze. Things have always come good for me on Le Havre’s race zone. We’re constantly making progress on our M34. Our team is new to this craft. The Tour de France à la Voile is going to be thrilling now that Nicolas Troussel’s team having upped their game, 'Courrier Dunkerque 3' will be in great shape and 'Sodebo' too I’m sure.' Fred Bouvier, President of the J111 Class and crewman aboard the J111 'Djinn': 'Everyone’s delighted. It’s been close racing, with frequent jockeying for position at the mark roundings. We have a fine European Champion. Switching circuits on a daily basis has been a good thing, as you discover a new race zone every morning. Thank you to the organisers! We’ll be back'. Manfred Ramspacher, organiser of Normandy Sailing Week: 'The event standard has really gone up a notch this year. We’ve taken a big step forward with the arrival of the major protagonists from French sailing and a large fleet of J80s. We’ve seen a real boost of power injected into Normandy Sailing Week. See you again for more in 2014'. Daniel Souben, skipper of the M34 'Courrier Dunkerque 3': 'It’s a disappointing week for our team. We just didn’t have what it takes this week. We didn’t manage to stay in the battle for victory and we finished too far behind 'Groupama 34' and too close to third. We’re going to quickly refocus for the Tour de France à la Voile and we have a serious amount of work to do on our sails. Last year we lost at Normandy Sailing Week, but that didn’t mean we weren’t able to sail a blinder at the start of the Tour de France'.

Nicolas Troussel, skipper of 'Bretagne – Crédit Mutuel Elite': 'We missed out on second place in Normandy Sailing Week due to the final tack of the day. It’s a shame but it remains a great performance. We’re better than we were at the start of the season. We’ll be firing on all cylinders at the start of the Tour de France à la Voile and we will be in contention for the win'. Damien Jouen, crewman aboard 'Foggy Dew': 'It’s a pleasure to have sailed with Jimmy Pahun, who’s a mightily talented helmsman. Things are better immediately when he’s around! The racing was really tight right to the finish, but we were in winning form in the lively conditions throughout the weekend'. Arthur Herreman, skipper of the J80 'Match the World': 'We’re gunning for the top five in the World Championships in July. It’s an absolute delight to win Normandy Sailing Week on home waters. It all came down to the final race. We’re continuing to improve and have the means to succeed'.

J 111 Group (J11) after 10 races (of which nine are retained) 1: 'Xcentric Ripper', John Van Der Starre ( / Holland) 16 points (Race details: 1,2,2,1,2,3,1,1,3,DNF ,) 2: 'Shmokin Joe', Duncan Mcdonald ( / UK) 19 points (Race details: 2,1,4,2,5,1,4,3,1,1,) 3: 'Jeez Louise', James Arnell ( / UK) 20 points (Race details: 3,3,1,4,1,2,2,2,5,2,) 4: 'J Dream', David Apthorp ( / UK) 33 points (Race details: 4,4,3,3,4,4,3,4,4,DNC ,) 5: 'Biela Munkenbeck', Richard A Barnes ( / UK) 50 points (Race details: 6,5,5,5,3,DNF ,5,5,DNF ,DNF ,) 6: 'Djinn', Sebastien de Liedekerke ( / Belgium) 53 points (Race details: 7,6,7,6,7,5,6,6,6,4,) 7: 'Mcfly', Antony Mack ( / UK) 56 points (Race details: 5,DNF ,DNC ,OCS ,6,DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,2,3,) M34 Group I (M34) after 11 races 1: 'Groupama 34', Franck Cammas ( / Y C de la Pointe Rouge) 23 points (Race details: 1,1,1,1,3,4,2,2,1,1,2,) 2: 'Courrier Dunkerque', Daniel Souben ( / Dunkerque Plaisance) 45 points (Race details: 2,4,3,3,4,3,1,4,4,6,3,) 3: 'Credit Mutuel Bretagne', Nicolas Troussel ( / Club de la Valle des Fous) 46 points (Race details: 3,2,2,2,2,5,7,1,2,7,1,) 4: 'Sodebo', Thomas Coville ( / S N Trinite S/mer) 68 points (Race details: 5,5,8,4,6,1,5,5,3,2,4,) 5: 'Dispositif France Jeune', Martin le Pape ( / Club de la Valle des Fous) 83 points (Race details: 4,6,5,7,7,6,8,8,5,3,8,) 6: 'Team Omansail', Cedric Pouligny ( / Ste des Regates Rochelaises) 87 points (Race details: DNF ,3,4,5,1,2,4,3,6,4,5,) 7: 'Tpm Coych', Cedric Boeri ( / Cercle Org Yachting Competition Hyerois) 92 points (Race details: 6,7,6,6,6,8,3,6,9,5,6,) 8: 'Normandie', Arthur Herreman ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 117 points (Race details: 7,8,7,DNS ,9,9,6,7,8,9,9,) 9: 'Iskareen', Sönke Bruhns ( / Germany) 121 points (Race details: 8,9,9,8,8,7,9,9,7,8,7,) First Class 7.5 Group (7.5) after five races (of which four are retained) 1: 'Cnpv Aircelle', Glen Hiliquin ( / Centre Nautique Paul Vatine) 5 points (Race details: 1,1,1,3,2,) 2: 'Ycr76', Steve Picard ( / Y C Rouen 76) 9 points (Race details: 2,5,2,1,4,) 3: 'Cnpv 1', Noemie Leger ( / Centre Nautique Paul Vatine) 12 points (Race details: 4,2,4,2,6,) 4: 'Cnpv 2', Guillaume Strub ( / Centre Nautique Paul Vatine) 14 points (Race details: 10,3,3,7,1,) 5: 'Cdv 27', Herve Dispa ( / Y C de Vernon) 20 points (Race details: 5,6,5,4,10,) 6: 'Snph', Baptiste Galaup ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 22 points (Race details: 3,9,8,8,3,) 7: 'Srh', Remi Retho ( / Societe des Regates de Brest) 28 points (Race details: 10,6,12,5,7,) 8: 'Cnv', Guillaume Lefranc ( / C N Valeriquais) 33 points (Race details: 13,12,6,6,9,) 9: 'Sensation Large 1', David le Carrou ( / Sensation Large) 36 points (Race details: 6,DNF ,11,11,8,) 10: 'Srf', Damien Chaumillon ( / S R Fecamp) 40 points (Race details: 7,7,14,16,12,) 11: 'Yca 2', Martial Duval ( / Yacht Club des Andelys) 44 points (Race details: 19,8,7,12,17,) 12: 'Cnpv 4', Genevieve Filippi ( / A.T.S.C.A.F. Voile Paris) 44 points (Race details: 13,11,9,15,11,) 13: 'Sensation Large 2', Christophe Jon ( / Sensation Large) 46 points (Race details: 9,16,10,14,13,) 14: 'Cvsae', Jean-Paul Rene ( / Club de Voile St Aubin les Elbeuf) 53 points (Race details: DNF ,DNF ,13,13,5,) 15: 'Emvf', Damien Bonnamy ( / Ecole Municipale de Voile de Fecamp) 53 points (Race details: 15,14,17,9,15,) 16: 'Yca 1', Nicolas Royant ( / Yacht Club des Andelys) 55 points (Race details: 16,DNF ,15,10,14,) 17: 'Vge', Antoine Primaut ( / Voiles Et Galets D Etretat) 64 points (Race details: 19,13,16,17,18,) 18: 'Ycv', Adrien Landel ( / Y C de Vernon) 65 points (Race details: 16,12,19,18,20,) 19: 'Cvas 2', Jean Michel Mahieu ( / C V Anneville S/seine) 69 points (Race details: 12,19,DNF ,BFD ,16,) 20: 'Capa', Nicolas Plessy ( / Cercle Athletique Pont Audumerien Sectio) 71 points (Race details: 18,15,20,19,19,) 21: 'Cvas 1', Pierre-Francois Huet ( / C V Anneville S/seine) 78 points (Race details: 20,20,18,20,21,) IRC 1 Group (IR1) after eight races (of which seven are retained) 1: 'Trustmarque Quokka', Peter Rutter ( / UK) 10 points (Race details: 1,2,1,2,2,OCS ,1,1,) 2: 'Pintia', Gilles Fournier ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 10 points (Race details: 2,1,2,1,1,1,2,3,) 3: 'Orange Mecanix', Maxime de Mareuil ( / Union Nationale Pour la Course Au Large) 25 points (Race details: DNEj,DNEj,3,DNF ,DNF ,2,3,2,) 4: 'Knyaz', Artem Brum ( / Russia) 25 points (Race details: 3,DNF ,DNF ,3,3,3,4,4,) IRC 2 Group (IR2) after eight races (of which seven are retained) 1: 'Ame Hasle', Franck Yves Escoffier ( / S N Baie de St Malo) 7 points (Race details: 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,) 2: 'Dunkerque Plaisance-Gill Race Team', Philippe Bourgeois ( / Dunkerque Plaisance) 14 points (Race details: 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,) 3: 'Snip Yachting', Francois Blossier ( / C N D Honfleur) 31 points (Race details: 4,5,5,7,7,4,3,3,) 4: 'Emg Happy Hours', Philippe Firmin ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 36 points (Race details: 3,3,6,DNS ,DNS ,3,4,6,) 5: 'Matador', Herve Barret ( / Cercle de la Voile de Dieppe) 36 points (Race details: DNF ,DNF ,3,4,4,5,5,4,) 6: 'Clesio', Yvon Haquet ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 40 points (Race details: 6,4,8,3,3,9,8,8,) 7: 'Princesse Gotionude', Nicolas Dezeustre ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 41 points (Race details: 5,6,4,6,6,7,7,7,) 8: 'Decatur', Yves Passat ( / Deauville Y C) 47 points (Race details: 7,DNS ,7,8,8,6,6,5,) 9: 'Botez Coat Iv', Yves Dervieux ( / Union Nationale Pour la Course Au Large) 51 points (Race details: 8,7,DNF ,5,5,8,9,9,) 10: 'Safran Morpho', Jean Arnold Chenilleau ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 67 points (Race details: 9,8,9,DNF ,DNF ,10,10,10,) IRC 3 - IRC 4 Group (IR3) after seven races (of which six are retained) 1: 'Foggy Dew', Noel Racine ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 8 points (Race details: 2,1,2,1,3,1,1,) 2: 'Le Mc Do de Cherbourg', Bruno James ( / Yacht Club de Cherbourg) 17 points (Race details: 6,2,3,2,6,2,2,) 3: 'Lulu la Nantaise', Ludovic Senechal ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 23 points (Race details: 5,6,1,7,1,3,7,) 4: 'Bonobo', Marc Duboc ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 24 points (Race details: 1,4,6,5,2,7,6,) 5: 'Calimero', Alois Kerduel ( / S R Caen Ouistreham) 24 points (Race details: 4,3,7,4,5,5,3,) 6: 'Tusen Takk 2', Thomas Auber ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 29 points (Race details: 7,5,9,3,4,6,4,) 7: 'Adrenaline', Pierre Viard ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 36 points (Race details: 9,8,5,6,8,4,5,) 8: 'Pinguin Playboy', Pierre Paris ( / Sport Nautique Et Plaisance du Havre) 39 points (Race details: 3,7,4,DNF ,7,9,9,) 9: 'Escail Dunkerque', Olivier Gellez ( / Y C de la Mer du Nord) 49 points (Race details: 8,DNF ,8,8,9,8,8,) 10: 'Sibelis', Matthieu Dechamps ( / S R Fecamp) 64 points (Race details: 10,DNF ,10,DNF ,10,10,10,) 11: 'Oceanides', Jean Pierre Benard ( / Centre Nautique Paul Vatine) 72 points (Race details: DNF ,DNF ,11,DNF ,11,11,11,) ---: 'Jubilon', Jean Baptiste Crepin ( / Yacht Club de Cherbourg) 84 points (Race details: DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,) ---: 'A D'hoc', Luc Gosselin ( / Cercle de la Voile de Dieppe) 84 points (Race details: DNF ,DNF ,DNF ,DNS ,DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,) J80 Group (J80) after nine races (of which eight are retained) 1: 'Match The World', Romain Bethune ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 14 points (Race details: 1,1,1,1,3,4,2,17,1,) 2: 'Manche Basse Normandie', Maxime Mesnil ( / Yacht Club de Cherbourg) 19 points (Race details: 3,2,2,2,1,1,5,7,3,) 3: 'Vadk One', Alexis Henri ( / S N Voile la Varenne) 36 points (Race details: 5,7,7,4,9,3,4,1,5,) 4: 'Interface Concept', Eric Brezellec ( / C V Ecole Navale) 36 points (Race details: 2,15,RET ,3,2,2,6,4,2,) 5: 'Ecole Navale Cg29', Frederic Hauville ( / C V Ecole Navale) 45 points (Race details: 7,3,3,5,5,7,20,3,12,) 6: 'Marine Cherbourg Utlagi', Michel Lelaidier ( / C N Marine de Cherbourg) 69 points (Race details: 4,9,12,6,12,14,7,6,13,) 7: 'Smart Grid Energy', Matthieu Dolle ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 70 points (Race details: 16,14,5,7,7,5,9,19,7,) 8: 'Paprec', Sebastien Petithuguenin ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 75 points (Race details: 8,10,4,DSQj,14,DNF ,1,2,6,) 9: 'Atoll Iv', Eric Bornarel ( / Deauville Y C) 76 points (Race details: 13,8,13,9,13,6,12,11,4,) 10: 'J' Boulet', Pierre Bigot ( / Club de Voile de St Quentin) 76 points (Race details: 9,6,10,13,8,12,16,9,9,) 11: 'Ulco/va Dunkerque', Remi Hurdiel ( / Dunkerque Y C) 89 points (Race details: 11,18,14,10,7,DSQj,11,8,10,) 12: 'Jabuse', Jacques Hubert ( / Y C de la Mer du Nord) 105 points (Race details: 10,13,18,11,10,8,18,18,17,) 13: 'Subsea 7', Sylvain Faguet ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 106 points (Race details: RET ,25,11,8,17,9,10,15,11,) 14: 'Jolly Roger', Etienne Pinteaux ( / Union Nationale Pour la Course Au Large) 111 points (Race details: 15,12,8,14,DNF ,DNF ,14,10,8,) 15: 'J'hallucine', Andrey Samoylov ( / Societe Nautique de St Tropez) 112 points (Race details: 15,23,6,15,9,13,26,13,18,) 16: 'Vog', Philippe Szellos ( / Deauville Y C) 124 points (Race details: 24,24,17,12,11,11,3,22,DNF ,) 17: 'J'impressionne', Yohann Duchemin ( / C N D Honfleur) 127 points (Race details: 24,16,15,17,26,15,21,5,14,) 18: 'Co-Pilote', Sophie Riot ( / Club de Voile St Aubin les Elbeuf) 133 points (Race details: 19,19,16,DNF ,18,13,8,25,15,) 19: 'Marine Cherbourg-Dcns', Frederic Montigny ( / C N Marine de Cherbourg) 134 points (Race details: 17,21,9,DNF ,19,19,17,16,16,) 20: 'Newton Expertise', Aymeric Dormeau ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 138 points (Race details: 16,11,DNF ,16,16,18,19,21,21,) 21: 'Jiking', Olivier Bournique ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 158 points (Race details: 18,22,20,20,15,20,23,24,20,) 22: 'Team Al Thuraya Bank Muscat', Asar Al Ajmi ( / Oman) 160 points (Race details: 20,24,19,18,24,DNF ,13,12,DNF ,) 23: 'J'golo', Patrick Knight ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 171 points (Race details: 22,26,DNF ,DNF ,22,17,15,20,19,) 24: 'J'barboat', Amelie Lemaire ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 174 points (Race details: 23,28,23,21,21,16,28,14,BFD ,) 25: 'J Suis J Reste', Mathieu Juin ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 175 points (Race details: 27,17,21,24,20,22,24,23,24,) 26: 'Robert Pesle', Antoine Vivien ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 191 points (Race details: 26,27,22,23,25,21,25,28,22,) 27: 'Denis Pelfresne', Patrick Dormeau ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 192 points (Race details: 24,15,DNF ,22,28,25,29,26,23,) 28: 'Maurice Taconet', Gabriel de Villepin ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 195 points (Race details: 25,20,DNF ,19,27,24,27,27,26,) 29: 'Xxl', Gilles Bourguignat ( / Deauville Y C) 219 points (Race details: DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,DNC ,29,23,22,DNC ,25,) Normandy Sailing Week

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