Tour de France a la Voile - We bid you all adieu

Tour de France a la Voile 2013
@JM LIOT / TFV / ASO
In the Tour de France a la Voile, a very competitive fleet and stunning sailing conditions made for a great Tour 2013. All twelve teams are now packing their M34 boats before hitting the road and preparing the 2014 edition.

The final pro-am race was cancelled today in Marseille because of strong winds and a thunderstorm alert, in contrast to the light sailing conditions the sailors have enjoyed most of this Tour.

Beat and tired after a month of racing from Dunkirk to Marseille, 11 stopovers and 37 races, each of the 12 teams has summed up their Tour to us in five thoughts (see below). See you next year!

Five words about the Tour de France à la Voile 2013:

Tanguy Cariou, Groupama 34 tactician: 'Victory, team, good work, atmosphere, race route.'

Daniel Souben, Courrier Dunkerque 3 skipper: 'Friendliness, competition, difficulty, pleasure, coming back.'

Félix Pruvot, Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite helsman: 'Great experience, exceptional conditions, downwind sailing, good times, happy.'

Jean-Luc Nélias, Sodebo navigator: 'Coastline, France, competition, education, diet!'

Cédric Pouligny, Team OmanSail skipper: 'Challenging, tanned, tough competition, ups and downs, good times.'

Martin Le Pape, TPM-Coych navigator: 'Sunny, light airs, stimulating, friendliness, competition.'

Ville de Genève Carrefour Addictions team: 'Intense, stimulating, frustrating, downwind, pleasure.'

Gildas Mahé, Nantes St Nazaire E.Leclerc: 'Tough competition, dominated, disappointing, good times, want to come back.'

Benoit Charon, Normandie manager: 'Guillaume, Bertrand, Baptiste, Arthur and co.'

Christiane Dittmers, Iskareen co-skipper: 'Challenging, demanding, fun, downwind sailing, building a team, big family.'

Martinique BE Brussels team: 'Martinique, light airs, spinnaker, fun, heavy on the rail!'

Bienne Voile – SRS team: 'Amazing holidays and that’s all!'

Overall ranking after 37 races before jury:
1 Groupama 34, Cammas Franck 1328 Pts - Blue Spinnaker
2 Courrier Dunkerque 3, Souben Daniel 1221 Pts
3 Bretagne Credit Mutuel Elite, Troussel Nicolas 1209 Pts
4 Sodebo, Coville Thomas 1199,7pts
5 Team Omansail, Pouligny Cédric 1152 Pts
6 Toulon Provence Mediterranee - Coych, Bernaz Jean-Baptiste 1067 Pts
7 Ville De Geneve - Carrefour Addictions, Mettraux Elodie-Jane Et Groux Nicolas 1051 Pts
8 Nantes - Saint Nazaire - E.Leclerc, Douguet Corentin 1026 Pts
9 Normandie, Choquenet Baptiste 964 Pts
10 Iskareen, Dittmers Christiane Et Bruhns Sönke 925 Pts
11 Martinique - Be.Brussels, Wolters Delphine Et Moures Matthieu 902 Pts
12 Bienne - Voile – Srs, Peter Luzius Et Kunz François 813 Pts

Offshore ranking after nine races before jury:
1 Groupama 34, Cammas Franck 649 Pts
2 Bretagne Credit Mutuel Elite, Troussel Nicolas 628 Pts - Spi Vert
3 Sodebo, Coville Thomas 609,7pts (...)

Technical ranking after 28 races, before jury:
1 Groupama 34, Cammas Franck 679 Pts
2 Courrier Dunkerque 3, Souben Daniel 614 Pts - Red Spinnaker
3 Team Omansail, Cédric Pouligny 600 Pts (...)

Amator ranking after 37 races, before jury:
1 Normandie, Choquenet Baptiste 964 Pts - Pink Spinnaker
2 Iskareen, Dittmers Christiane Et Bruhns Sönke 925 Pts
3 Martinique - Be.Brussels, Wolters Delphine Et Moures Matthieu 902 Pts
4 Bienne - Voile – Srs, Peter Luzius Et Kunz François 813 Pts

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