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TeamWork Geneva Match Race - Le finlandais Staffan Lindberg remporte

by MaxComm Communication on 28 Oct 2013
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Le finlandais Staffan Lindberg, 15ème du classement mondial ISAF Open, et son équipe Alandia Sailing Team Powered by GP ont remporté le TeamWork Geneva Match Race, qui se tenait du 24 au 27 octobre au large de la Société Nautique de Genève. L’équipage composé de Staffan Lindberg, Robert Skarp, Benny Ulveaus et Carl-Johan Uckelstam a battu certains des meilleurs navigateurs du monde, à l’image de Nicolai Sehested (DAN), huitième et Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA), onzième au classement mondial.

Au terme d’une finale très serrée, Lindberg remporte la onzième édition de la compétition grâce à ses deux victoires à une face au tenant du titre Eric Monnin : « Nous sommes très contents de ce week-end à Genève », confie le finlandais Lindberg. « Le vent était très léger vendredi et samedi, mais nous avons eu de magnifiques conditions aujourd’hui. J’ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à naviguer sur les monocoques lémaniques Surprise et espère revenir l’an prochain ! »

Pour sa onzième participation, le suisse Eric Monnin manque de peu la victoire: « Nous sommes un peu déçus bien sûr, mais Staffan Lindberg a très bien navigué, c’est le jeu », commente Monnin. « Rien n’était joué jusqu’au dernier match, nous avons réussi à revenir mais cela n’a pas suffit ! »

Organisé par le Cercle de la voile de la Société Nautique de Genève et soutenu par la société TeamWork, le TeamWork Geneva Match Race s’élevait au «Grade 2» cette année, le deuxième plus élevé au monde. La présidente du comité d’organisation Elodie-Jane Mettraux tire un bilan très positif de cette événement international : «Nous sommes très satisfaits de la compétition», confie la genevoise, également administratrice du Centre d’Entraînement à la Régate de Genève. « Nous avons eu de magnifiques conditions aujourd’hui et avons réussi le pari d’organiser un Match Race de «Grade 2», le seul de ce niveau en Suisse de l’année. »

Au terme de ce week-end réussi, les organisateurs espèrent qu'un Match Race de «Grade 2» sera à nouveau organisé l'an prochain pour accueillir une nouvelle fois des skippers de renommée internationale dans la rade de Genève.

Classement final
1. Alandia Sailing Team powered by GP, Staffan Lindberg (FIN)
2. Okalys Corum, Eric Monnin (SUI)
3. Vannes Agglo Sailing, Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA)
4. Westcoast Sailing Team, Antti Luhta (FIN)
5. Realteam, Jérôme Clerc (SUI)
6. Trefor Match Racing, Nicolai Sehested (DAN)
7. Nantes-Saint Nazaire Sailing Team, Christian Ponthieu (FRA)
8. Team Echo, Mark Lees (GBR)

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