Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars

Grand Pavois Organisation to manage Rallye des Iles du Soleil

by Veronique Largeau on 27 Sep 2012
Fernando do Noronha in Brazil, an ideal stopover - Rallye des Iles du Soleil P. Garenne / GPO
The Grand Pavois president, Alain Pochon, made the announcement on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the 40th Grand Pavois: it is now Grand Pavois Organisation - with the support of the city of La Rochelle and the General Council of Charente-Maritime - that will manage the 'Rallye des Iles du Soleil'. This racing rally is dedicated to boaters in search of adventure and it is 20 years old already. It offers to amateurs the possibility to realize their transatlantic dream with stops in Atlantic Islands (Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde...).

In October 2013, it is toward Brazil than fifty yachts should head from La Rochelle, with a first stop in Madeira - surely, knowing that the second part of the fleet will come from the Mediterranean. The rally will, then, ascend from Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) along the shores of Brazil, and will ascend the Amazon partly. The new organization is working on an arrival in a French port overseas, according to the wishes of the participants themselves. A full program will be presented in a few weeks.

Alain Pochon, President of the Grand Pavois: 'I am pleased to announce that we will organize - in 2013 - in partnership with the city of La Rochelle and the General Council of Charente-Maritime - the Rallye des Iles du soleil. With the organization of this Transatlantic via Brazil, we are perfectly in line with our enthusiastic visitors, but also and especially with shipyards and marine professionals. Indeed, these boaters are the best ambassadors for the boatyards, as they sail aboard the yard's boats and they sail across the Atlantic. Also, we will work in the development of a village at the start to optimize the economic impact of the event in La Rochelle, we will develop a monitoring system for vessels at sea to maximize their safety but also their communication with their relatives and we will work with our Brazilian friends to welcome at best the fleet of sailors. We are fully in line with our event the Grand Pavois. And to see yachtsmen navigate is something that we want over everything!'
Le Grand Pavois website
Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82upffront 660x82Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

Marshall and Doyle tied on points at J/22 World Championship
By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points By way of a victory in Wednesday’s third race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are tied at 30 points with Chris Doyle, Will Harris and Adam Burns. Jeff Todd is still in the hunt in third place with 35 points.
Posted on 24 Aug
Debriefing the 2016 Rio Olympics—Sailing news North America and beyond
Editorial Editorial
Posted on 23 Aug
The Clipper Race turns 20!
Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime.
Posted on 23 Aug
A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship
58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted on 22 Aug
FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup
14 FAST40+ racing yachts are expected, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the USA 14 high performance FAST40+ racing yachts are expected for the One Ton Cup, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the United States of America. The crew, of which only five can be professionals, come from countries all over the world.
Posted on 22 Aug
Noroton Yacht Club dominates Hinman Trophy Team Race
Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. 2016 Hinman Trophy Team Race - Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. This was the case for Noroton Yacht Club as they won the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy for the second straight year, though maybe not in the way you’d expect.
Posted on 22 Aug
Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship
Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship - After a weekend of challenging, moderate conditions in Newport, RI, Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Capping a weekend full of tight racing with lead changes around the track, it was fitting that the final race had three teams fighting for the regatta win
Posted on 22 Aug
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Video
Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head on an inshore race course. The two boats shadowed each other in the pre-race manoeuvres prior to the start of a race to Lindeman Island and back, starting in Dent Passage. Both boats made a fine spectacle as they reached to the northern tip of Dent Island before heading upwind
Posted on 21 Aug
Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card
Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. So Tom Burton's Gold in the Laser, and then Silver for the 470 Men’s sailors, Matt Belcher and Will Ryan, London 49er Gold Medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and then lastly Nacra 17 first time campaigners, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, was a good result.
Posted on 21 Aug
2016 U.S. National Championship - Argo advance
The Melges 32 fleet at the 2016 U.S. National Championship was greeted with a lumpy, streaky race course 2016 U.S. National Championship - As the breeze remained in the ESE direction overnight and began bucking an outgoing tide in the morning hours, the Melges 32 fleet at the 2016 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport was greeted with a lumpy, streaky race course, rewarding those teams that started clean and minimized maneuvers.
Posted on 21 Aug