sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Tour de France à la Voile 2012 - Bay racing ahead of offshore leg 3
Tour de France à la Voile 2012 - Bay racing ahead of offshore leg 3

'Tour de France a la Voile 2012. Photo:© Jean-Marie Liot/ASO'    Jean Marie Liot ©    Click Here to view large photo

The third offshore leg of the Tour de France à la Voile 2012 starts tomorrow at 11.00am.

After a long offshore leg 2 against the wind from Dieppe to St Cast Le Guildo, the first technical races of this Tour de France à la Voile 2012 started today at 12.30am.


Racing commenced in 10 knots from the west south west, inside the bay at the front of the Fort La Latte fortress. The course was 1.4 nm long.

The first race started off well with Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite first at the upwind mark. Just behind them was Daniel Souben’s team from Dunkerque with BAE Systems third.

After hoisting spinnakers the fleet compressed. Courrier Dunkerque 3 led at the second upwind mark, in front of Nicolas Troussel’s men, then Elodie Jane Mettraux and Jérôme Clerc’s Swiss. Souben managed to distance his rivals and Courrier Dunkerque 3 kept control and the finish. They also kept their lead in this edition of the Tour de France à la Voile.

After a short break the Race Committee set a new course, less than 1.5nm long.

Nantes St Nazaire E. Leclerc git a great start, as did Courrier Dunkerque 3 and Ville de Genève Carrefour Prévention.

The boats continually crossed, a new leader appearing after every cross. Manoeuvres were sleek and as the boats round the marks, the teams seem at ease with their M34s.

‘During the second upwind leg, Nantes St Nazaire E. Leclerc took the lead by a couple of lengths. TPM Coych and Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite were pushing hard behind. In that situation you have to choose between attacking Nantes or controlling your followers to stop them’ explained Souben.

‘We went for the second option because the ones just behind us were also our rivals in the overall ranking,' said Souben.

The team from Nantes finish ahead of the Dunkerque and take their first victory.

However Courrier Dunkerque 3 managed to hold their first place overall and increased their margin over TPM Coych, and now hold a 25 point lead. Souben and his crew keep the blue leader’s spinnaker.

Nantes St Nazaire E. Leclerc are now sixth overall after a good day today.

'The presence of Damien Iehl helped us to realize we were not pushing the boat as hard as possible,' confessed Gildas Mahé. 'Iehl pushed us further and we saw how it worked!'
Île de France too had some ‘new blood’ onboard with Armel Le Cleac’h. The skipper of the Open 60 Banque Populaire arrived this afternoon to be Île de France navigator until Talmont St Hilaire.

The boats will leave St Cast Le Guildo for Roscoff tomorrow. This will be a 75 nm offshore leg, and will be a tactical and tricky one in upwind conditions with a medium to strong breeze.

Provisional general ranking after 15 races:
1 - COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3 (FRA 08) - Daniel Souben / 408 pts -SPI BLEU
2 - TOULON PROVENCE MEDITERRANEE –COYCH (FRA 07) - Fabien Henry / Tugdual Becquemie / 383 pts
3 - BRETAGNE - CREDIT MUTUEL ELITE (FRA 18) - Nicolas Troussel / 376 pts
4 - VILLE DE GENEVE – CARREFOUR PREVENTION (SUI 19) - Jérôme Clerc / Elodie Mettraux / 373 pts
5- BAE SYSTEMS (OMA 4) - Cédric Pouligny / 364 pts
6- NANTES SAINT NAZAIRE - E.LECLERC (FRA 6) - Corentin Douguet / 358 pts
7- ILE DE FRANCE (FRA 1) - Vincent Aillaud / 331 pts
8 - CÔTES D'ARMOR BRETAGNE (FRA 14) - Josselin Le Moine / 295 pts
9 - BRED / La NORMANDIE (FRA 15), skippé par Arthur Herreman / Baptiste Choquenet / 294 pts
10 - REGION DE BRUXELLES - CAPITALE / BRUSSELS HOOFDSTEDELIJK GEWEST (BEL 2) - Bertrand Pacé / 286 pts
11 - TU DELFT (NED 1) - Pieter Van Notten / 279 pts
12 - ISKAREEN (GER 11) - Christiane Dittmers / Sönke Bruhns / 266 pts
13-MARTINIQUE - MEDIABAT (FRA 2) - Mathieu Mourès / 262 pts
14 - FASCINATING SEAS INTERNATIONAL (RUS 023) - Léonid Klepikov / 229 pts
15-BIENNE VOILE - SRS (SUI 22) - Lorenz Mueller / François Kunz / 171 pts

Provisional amateur ranking after 15 races:
1 - Ville de Genève - Carrefour Prévention, Elodie Jane Mettraux / Jérôme Clerc, 330 pts- SPI ROSE
2 - Côtes d'Armor Bretagne, Josselin Le Moine, 258 pts
3 - BRED / La Normandie, Arthur Herreman / Baptiste Choquenet, 256 pts

Provisional technical ranking after 12 races:
1 - COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3 (FRA 08) - Daniel Souben / 276 pts
2 - Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite, Nicolas Troussel, 264 pts SPI ROUGE
3- NANTES SAINT NAZAIRE - E.LECLERC (FRA 6) - Corentin Douguet / 252 pts

Provisional offshore ranking after 2 races:
1 - Toulon Provence Méditerranée - COYCH, Fabien Henry, 167 pts SPI VERT
2 - COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3 (FRA 08) - Daniel Souben / 164 pts
3 - Ville de Genève - Carrefour Prévention, Elodie Jane Mettraux / Jérôme Clerc, 159 pts


by Sail-World.com/ASO Sailing

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99557

10:50 PM Tue 10 Jul 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT