Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Botin Fast40

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

by ASO Sailing News on 29 Jul 2013
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 Tour Voile
Barz Optics - Kids rangeAncasta Botin Fast40 660x82Mackay Boats

Related Articles

Perfect conditions for RCIYC Spring Regatta
What a weekend! Blazing sunshine and fair breezes that made both days of the regatta, held in St Aubin’s Bay Saturday dawned bright with slight seas and a gentle to moderate southwesterly breeze that stayed put throughout the day even as a front moved in later in the afternoon to produce the only cloud cover and spot of rain experienced over the weekend.
Posted today at 4:01 pm
Argentario Sailing Week and Panerai Classic Challenge – 4 weeks to go
In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. In 2017, yachts will be racing for one day more than compared to past editions, for a total of four days. A novelty that will allow crews to enjoy the hospitality of the Argentario and Porto Santo Stefano to the fullest and offer sailing enthusiasts the opportunity of retracing 115 years of sailing history while strolling down the docks.
Posted today at 3:11 pm
See how your smart phone can help save your life
OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is available on Android as well as through App Store. OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store.
Posted today at 1:37 pm
Setsail Back Sea Int Regatta – Two intense days of competition
Excellent wind conditions powered three inshore races demanding both sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. Excellent wind conditions, 10-25 knots, powered the three inshore races demanding both strategy and sailing skills and the challenging offshore race.
Posted today at 1:25 pm
The Duke of Edinburgh trophy for new Triple Crown Series at Cowes Week
The new trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Sevenstar Triple Crown. The new trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Sevenstar Triple Crown.
Posted today at 1:13 pm
RORC Myth of Malham Race – Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet
In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race. In essence the first 130 miles of the race mirrors the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, with tactical and strategic decisions to be made along the tidal headlands of the south coast of England.
Posted today at 12:58 pm
Ludde Ingvall’s European tour with super maxi CQS
While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race. While in the Finnish capital, where the skipper grew up, CQS will contest the Alandia Surrsaari Race.
Posted today at 12:18 pm
Biggest Round-the-World Ocean Race returns to Fremantle
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world’s biggest round-the-world ocean race.
Posted today at 8:15 am
Island Sailing Club Evening Race Series 2017 – Overall report
Low cloud and a strong east going tide failed to dampen the spirits of crews of the 54 yachts that turned out to race. A light westerly breeze, low cloud and a strong east going tide failed to dampen the spirits of the crews of the 54 yachts that turned out to race. Very short two lap courses, down tide to the East, kept the fleet, particularly those without engines, in view of the club.
Posted today at 7:31 am
2017 Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championship - Prize-giving
Spirits were high at the packed prize giving held at the Warsash Sailing Club on the River Hamble Spirits were high at the packed prize giving held at the Warsash Sailing Club on the River Hamble, for the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship 2017 on Friday 19th May.
Posted on 24 May