'Hydros - 2013 International C-Class Catamaran World Championship'
© Loris von Siebenthal/HYDROS
With greater than 20 knots and gusts at 30, the limit was reached for the C-Class World Championship in Falmouth today. All the races of the day were cancelled and it is consequently a forced day off for the competitors and their technical teams.
The world championship of C-Class will definitely not have offered the right conditions to the Hydros crews, representing Switzerland in this competition considered as a technological lab. The last few days, a very light wind had blown in Falmouth Bay, conditions favoring less high-tech boats than the Swiss ones, designed to sail in a more traditional way. But this morning, Aeolus awoke and is currently blowing at 20 knots with gusts at 30, the fog is back, and the sea is rough so the Race Committee decided to cancel the races of the day. Tomorrow will be the last day of the Little Cup.
In Final, the Hydros crew of SUI 1, Jérémie Lagarrigue and Billy Besson, is sailing against the famous Franck Cammas who is currently leading 2-0 after the two races of yesterday. The second Hydros team made up of Mischa Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij, on board SUI 11, is fighting for the third place, but is currently ranked number five.
'The technical team and the sailors have worked a lot over the last few days, we are all exhausted', said Jérémie Lagarrigue sailor and project manager of Hydros. 'I must admit that this forced day off doesn’t come at a bad time, even if we would all have liked to sail. We are taking advantage of this day to rest a little, to get ready for tomorrow, and to start talking about the future of the class and the next competitions. '
Both Hydros crews hope that the races planned for tomorrow will be maintained, to finally be able to sail in a strong breeze. Whereas Jérémie and Billy hope to get closer to Franck Cammas, Mischa and Bastiaan count on this last day to mount the podium!
Groupama, FRA, Cammas/Viat - Hydros, SUI, Besson/Lagarrigue 2 - 0
1. Project Cogito, USA, Guck/Kramers, 2, 2, 1, 5 points
2. Fred Eaton, CAN, Gooderham/Pavel, 7, 1, 2 10 points
3. Hydros 11, SUI, Heemskerk/Tentij, 3, 4, 4, 11, points
4. Fred Eaton, CAN, Eaton/Clarke, 1, 6, 6, 13 points
5. Challenge France, FR, Bentemps/Gahinet, 4, 5, 5, 14points
6. Project Cogito, USA, Clark/Moore, 6, 3, 7, 16 points
7. Team Invictus, GBR, Phipps/Bader, 8, 7, 3, 18 points
8. Sentient Blue, ESP, Patience/Aviles, 5, DNC, DNC, 25 points
9. Wild horse, POR, Cyaola/Balieto, 9, DNC, DNC, 29 points
by MaxComm Communication
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