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The Fifth Annual Zoo Regatta features Weta Trimaran

'The Wetas amongst the beach party - 2009 Zoo Regatta'    Simax-Communication ©

Last month the fifth annual Zoo regatta kicked off in the Caribbean. This year the venue was the beautiful Creole Beach spa and Hotel in Gosier, Guadeloupe.

Other significant changes this year included Zoo regatta introducing the Weta 4.4 trimaran, these boats were generously provided Weta Caribbean. Short triangle courses were set close to the breakwater of Creole beach to allow spectator viewing, event organisers also put on Music and a beach party that was very successful.

The 32 competitors enjoyed consistent 15-20 knots breezes for both days of the regatta (perfect Weta conditions). All 16 teams competed in six races on Saturday; the top 8 teams then competed in two semi-final races on Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon the fleet was narrowed again to four for the finals series. All races were watched by on water jurors who gave immediate on the water decisions, this made exciting watching. Overall the race committee successfully launched 40 races in two days!

Spectacular racing close to the breakwater of Creole beach - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


The Zoo regatta's top prize of €1000 was taken out by Claude Thelier, one of Guadeloupe's successful multihull sailors and Pioche Anthony a very promising youth sailor for Guadeloupe.

This event was such a success that throughout the year Weta Caribbean is planning four other events like this in various locations around the Caribbean.

Results

Place Crew

1 Claude THELIER et Anthony PIOCHE
2 Michelle BAILLLOT et Sébastien THEBAULT
3 Leslie et Julien ROMAGNE
4 Jean Paul LEVERT et Stéphane SQUARCIONI
5 Alexis DUVERNOY et Andy NELSOM
6 Morgan TIVENEZ et Théo DIDIER
7 Philippe et Jérémy FISTON
8 Clotilde SABATIER et Eric BARAY
9 Marc DUVIVIER et Philippe POLLET
10 Patrick RIFFAULT et François LONGUETEAU
11 Delphine et Régis CAPRON
12 Willy BISSAINTE et Benoit REFFE
13 Julien CITADELLE et Simon LEFORT
14 Jean Luc BOISSIEUX et Xavier OBELLIANNE
15 élisa CABRIELI et Bruno JACOB
16 éric MICHEL et Alban LEROY

For more photos see: www.zoo-regatta.com

For more information see: www.wetamarine.com


Crowds enjoy the beach party scene - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


Entertainment provided by the on-water presentation stage - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


Claude THELIER and Anthony PIOCHE recieve first prize of €1000 - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


Tight racing around the short course - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


Guadeloupe provides perfect Weta sailing conditions - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


Tight racing around the short course - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


Tight racing around the short course - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  


Guadeloupe provides perfect Weta sailing conditions - 2009 Zoo Regatta -  Simax-Communication ©  




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