sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Skipper Jean-Pierre Nicol stakes it all on prestigious classic
Skipper Jean-Pierre Nicol stakes it all on prestigious classic


'Bandeau-BC4'    © A. Courcoux / Bernard Controls

Skipper Jean-Pierre Nicol has perfected his training methods in order to improve his results and hopes to be there at the top of the rankings. After pulling off some brilliant surprises in La Solitaire du Figaro, and ending up on the podium after two legs, the skipper of Bernard Controls is staking everything this year on the prestigious classic.

On 2nd June, Jean-Pierre Nicol will be competing in his seventh Solitaire du Figaro. After preparing through the winter at the CEM, the Mediterranean training centre in la Grande Motte and competing in the preparatory events, the ICOM Cup, the Solo Arrimer and the Solo Concarneau, a relaxed Jean-Pierre feels he is ready, particularly as this year he has
Jean Pierre Nicol, skipper du Figaro Bernard -  © A. Courcoux / Bernard Controls   Click Here to view large photo
improved his preparation with a coach and physical trainer.

Sailors with a huge amount of experience will be competing in La Solitaire 2013. Michel Desjoyeaux, Armel Le Cléac'h, Jérémie Beyou, Yann Eliès... Sailors not just with experience, but also with a lot of achievements who are all likely to be well-placed at the finish. There is also the younger generation with sailors like Morgan Lagravière, Nicolas Lunven and Fabien Delahaye, who are also used to finding themselves up with the winners. So, the fight is on if you want to end up in the first half of the 2013 rankings. This will require a good performance, but also consistency.

As for the race course, La Solitaire 2013 offers a mixture of coastal courses and offshore racing. The start from Bordeaux should be spectacular, but is likely to be complicated with the currents in the Estuary. After the start, the racers will have to round Cape Finisterre, first as they head down to Porto (first leg), then, as they make their way back up to Gijon (second leg). The third leg will take the fleet to Roscoff, before the final leg which ends in Dieppe (the finish).

Jean Pierre Nicole -  © A. Courcoux / Bernard Controls  

Jean-Pierre Nicol: 'I have already made it to the podium after two legs in La Solitaire, in Ireland and in Caen. But this year I would like to be more consistent in my performance, by improving in every area. In that way, I can hope to end up very well placed in the overall rankings. I have prepared well and am staking everything on La Solitaire, so it’s now down to me to show what I can do. I’m an outsider, but that’s a nice place to be.'

Etienne Bernard, President of Bernard Controls: 'When we met up with Jean-Pierre, it was a meeting between a business leader, who enjoys sailing and a determined youngster, who has shown he shares a certain number of values and is ready to fight. Jean-Pierre has had a few fine successes already and has trained hard to do even better this year. We are aiming high this year and would like to make it to the podium...'

Visit JP Nicol for more information


by Agence Mer et Media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109812

11:11 AM Fri 24 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World









































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong






















PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day   
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park   
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US