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2015 SB20 Grand Slam Series - Results and winners announced in Hyères

by True Angle Editorial on 6 May 2015
Overall winners 'Xcellent' (centre), second overall 'BCG Sailing Team' (left), third overall and first Youth team ‘Give Me 5 By FFV France Jeune’ (right) - 2015 SB20 Grand Slam Series Hyères True Angle Editorial
The first SB20 Grand Slam of the 2015 season welcomed an international fleet to Hyères, in the South of France, for a fantastically close regatta with some spectacular sailing conditions from May 1-3, 2015.

The international entry featured 25 boats from eight different nations, and included new teams from Switzerland, Italy, Portugal and Russia. There were also two boats from Singapore – both a men’s and ladies’ crew – who were using the event as a warm-up regatta session before the Southeast Asian Games, which is being held in SB20s in Singapore in June.

The event got underway with three races on Friday, May 1 in light conditions. Winning honours were shared by the French youth entry ‘Give Me 5 By FFV France Jeune’, who took the first winner’s gun, British entrant ‘Xcellent’ skippered by John Pollard, and the Russian ‘BCG Sailing Team’ of Vadim Pushev.

The second day of racing saw winds build to a strong Mistral of over 30 knots. Two exhilarating races were completed before race organisers from the COYCH sent the fleet back ashore as wind speeds increased. Class secretary Ed Russo on ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Xcellent’ each took a first place in the day’s high-speed competition.

The final Sunday brought more moderate 12-15 knot winds, and three races were completed. ‘Xcellent’, ‘BCG Sailing Team’ and ‘Give Me 5’ each took a win, bringing the event to a super-close finish with the final placings decided on countback as John Pollard’s team just edged overall victory from the Russian ‘BCG’ entry.

Third overall was the ‘Give Me 5 by FFV’ crew of Robin Follin, Emeric Michel, Gauthier Germain and Marine Boudot, who were also the top Youth team. Third and fourth places were also separated on countback. Overall winners John Pollard, Rob Smitt and Mike Schwarz were also awarded the Masters prize, sponsored by Hyde Sails, while the top Ladies’ award went to ‘5G Racing’ from Singapore, with Jovina Choo, Daniela Ng, Dawn Liu and Terena Lam receiving prizes from luxury skincare brand Clarins.

John Pollard, skipper of the winning team ‘Xcellent’, commented: “It was definitely glorious sailing weather, and it’s the fastest I’ve been in an SB20 – we hit 19 knots downwind! Hyères is always a great place to sail, and a good fun regatta with so many international teams from Russia, Singapore, Belgium, France, Holland and England all making it a fantastic Hyères. It was a really quality fleet.”

The Hyères event is the first Grand Slam of the SB20 season, before the fleet moves onto Torbole in Italy for three events – the second Grand Slam of the season from May 22-24, the Italian Nationals and then the 2015 SB20 World Championships from July 4-10. The class will also compete at Grand Slam events in Cowes, during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week in early August, and Cascais in Portugal in September.

The SB20 is one of the world’s most successful one-design keelboats, with over 700 boats currently sailed in 22 countries. It is distributed worldwide by Sportsboat World in Netley Abbey and was originally designed by Tony Castro of Hamble, Hampshire. The 2015 World Championships will be held in Torbole, on Lake Garda in Italy from July 4-10, and the UK National Championships from September 5-8 at the Royal Southern YC in Hamble.

Full results:

 Slam Grand Prix SB20

Rgs

Ident

Competitors

P Ret

P tot

c.1

c.2

c.3

c.4

c.5

c.6

c.7

c.8

Club / Country

1

3724

Xcellent 
John POLLARD 
Rob SMITT 
Mike SCHWARZ

24.00

38.00

12 
12.0

1 
1.0

14 
14.0

3 
3.0

1 
1.0

3 
3.0

1 
1.0

3 
3.0


TORBAY ROYAL 
- 
-

2

3707

SAILING TEAM BCG 
Vadim PUSHEV 
Aleksandr MIKHAILOV 
Timur SABIRZIANOV

24.00

49.00

4 
4.0

8 
8.0

1 
1.0

DSQj 
25.0

4 
4.0

1 
1.0

2 
2.0

4 
4.0


RUSSIA 
- 
-

3

3653

GIVE ME 5 FFV FRANCE BY YOUNG 
Robin FOLLIN 
MICHEL Emeric 
GERMAIN Gauthier 
Marine BOUDOT

29.00

42.00

1 
1.0

5 
5.0

13 
13.0

2 
2.0

6 
6.0

11 
11.0

3 
3.0

1 
1.0


CN Sainte-Maxime 
S L N PORTICCIO 
S R ANTIBES 
S R ANTIBES

4

3706

BLACK MAGIC 
Edward RUSSO 
CHATEAU Cedric 
Gilles FAVENNEC

29.00

40.00

2 
2.0

7 
7.0

11 
11.0

1 
1.0

2 
2.0

7 
7.0

8 
8.0

2 
2.0


C N Valeriquais 
CV ST AUBIN ELBEUF 
SN ST QUAY PORTRIEUX

5

3637

DIVA XS 
BATTISTELLA Ferdinando 
CASALE Andréa 
Andrea BATTISTELLA

43.00

54.00

3 
3.0

2 
2.0

5 
5.0

11 
11.0

11 
11.0

6 
6.0

6 
6.0

10 
10.0


ITALY 
- 
-

6

3708

Melston TEAM 
Alexey Murashkin 
FROLOV Kirill 
Ignatenko Egor

44.00

55.00

11 
11.0

11 
11.0

9 
9.0

5 
5.0

3 
3.0

5 
5.0

4 
4.0

7 
7.0


RUSSIA 
- 
-

7

3722

SPORTSBOATWORLD.COM 
Jerry HILL 
Alan HILLMAN 
JEINE

45.00

70.00

6 
6.0

4 
4.0

17 
17.0

4 
4.0

DNF 
25.0

4 
4.0

5 
5.0

5 
5.0


GREAT BRITAIN 
- 
-

8

3525

BOOM BAP WEAR 
Tiago Roquette 
TELES Fernando 
BARRETO Pedro

46.00

59.00

10 
10.0

13 
13.0

3 
3.0

6 
6.0

7 
7.0

2 
2.0

9 
9.0

9 
9.0


FEDERACION PORTUGUES 
- 
-

9

3302

CN SALETTES CARQUEIRANNE 
Yannick massus 
Jade FESTINO 
Alexandre FESTINO 
Benjamin COHEN

56.00

75.00

5 
5.0

3 
3.0

2 
2.0

19 
19.0

9 
9.0

13 
13.0

11 
11.0

13 
13.0


N S C CARQUEIRANNE 
N S C CARQUEIRANNE 
N S C CARQUEIRANNE 
N S C CARQUEIRANNE

10

370

3LB 
Anthony Kiong 
Stanley CHAN 
Colin NG

56.00

74.00

8 
8.0

18 
18.0

10 
10.0

9 
9.0

5 
5.0

8 
8.0

10 
10.0

6 
6.0


SINGAPORE 
- 
-

11

3465

CHIMICHURRI 
Arthur BARRUE 
CHAMPION Thomas 
Victor ESPUNA 
BEZILE Swan

75.00

93.00

17 
17.0

6 
6.0

8 
8.0

7 
7.0

18 
18.0

17 
17.0

12 
12.0

8 
8.0


C O Y C Hyérois 
YCM 
C O Y C Hyérois 
C O Y C Hyérois

12

3245

5G RACING 
CHOO Jovina 
NG Daniela 
LIU Dawn 
LAM Terena

79.00

96.00

7 
7.0

14 
14.0

7 
7.0

12 
12.0

14 
14.0

10 
10.0

17 
17.0

15 
15.0


SINGAPORE 
- 
- 
-

13

3339

No kidding 
Pierre Yves LAMBERT 
Bertrand FOURTIAS 
THE CONTEL Roc

86.00

111.00

9 
9.0

10 
10.0

6 
6.0

8 
8.0

12 
12.0

16 
16.0

DNF 
25.0

DNC 
25.0


C O Y C Hyérois 
C O Y C Hyérois 
C O Y C Hyérois

14

333

SPORTBOATRUS 
Boris Latkin 
Adamian Mixail 
Oleg Chugunov

86.00

105.00

16 
16.0

19 
19.0

12 
12.0

14 
14.0

8 
8.0

12 
12.0

13 
13.0

11 
11.0


RUSSIA 
- 
-

15

3581

ALADDIN 
Sokolovsky Georgy 
IAKOLEV Vasilii 
Terrol Olivier

99.00

124.00

13 
13.0

9 
9.0

4 
4.0

17 
17.0

DNF 
25.0

20 
20.0

19 
19.0

17 
17.0


RUSSIA 
- 
C N NICE

16

3423

OCEAN TEAM SOLUTIONS 
Helene URRUTTI 
Johan RAVIER 
Geraldine LEMAIRE 
Alain CRESPI

101.00

119.00

18 
18.0

15 
15.0

15 
15.0

15 
15.0

17 
17.0

18 
18.0

7 
7.0

14 
14.0


Y C CANNES 
Y C CANNES 
Y C CANNES 
Y C CANNES

17

3721

Rapsodie 
Alain ROIG 
Marie BARRUE 
Jean Baptiste MARCON

104.00

129.00

14 
14.0

12 
12.0

18 
18.0

18 
18.0

19 
19.0

9 
9.0

14 
14.0

DSQj 
25.0


C O Y C Hyérois 
C O Y C Hyérois 
S N BANDOL

18

555

555 
GRIGORIEV Vasilii 
Alexey GRIGORIEV 
ANDRIANOV Aleksandro

114.50

137.50

23 
23.0

21 
21.0

20 
20.0

10 
10.0

RDG 
18.5

14 
14.0

15 
15.0

16 
16.0


RUSSIA 
- 
-

19

3655

FRA3655 
Emmanuel NEBOUT 
Jules Bidegarray 
Alain Mazet

115.00

140.00

20 
20.0

16 
16.0

21 
21.0

DSQj 
25.0

15 
15.0

15 
15.0

16 
16.0

12 
12.0


Y C MAUGUIO CARNON 
C O Y C Hyérois 
Y C MAUGUIO CARNON

20

3576

LADYBUG 
MELEN Benoit 
Eric BRIOIST 
Gregory BAUM

130.00

155.00

15 
15.0

DNF 
25.0

19 
19.0

16 
16.0

16 
16.0

21 
21.0

18 
18.0

DNC 
25.0


Y C CARNAC 
CNTL 
CNTL

21

3020

WHITE KNUCKLES 
PICKERING Mike 
Mike PRIDDLE 
Ian MAKEPEACE

132.00

157.00

21 
21.0

17 
17.0

23 
23.0

13 
13.0

10 
10.0

23 
23.0

DNF 
25.0

DNC 
25.0


GREAT BRITAIN 
- 
-

22

3169

Bartabac 
Christophe CAMILLI 
Alexis Chapolard 
Jean Mattei

135.00

160.00

19 
19.0

22 
22.0

22 
22.0

20 
20.0

13 
13.0

19 
19.0

20 
20.0

BFD 
25.0


YC LA GRANDE MOTTE 
S R ANTIBES 
AV CARRY LE Rouet

23

3474

SPEIMANES 
Michael MUELLER 
Claudia PANKATZ SCHULTHEIS 
Dirk Vietmeier

142.00

167.00

22 
22.0

20 
20.0

16 
16.0

21 
21.0

20 
20.0

22 
22.0

21 
21.0

DNC 
25.0


GERMANY 
- 
-

24

3183

RESPECT 
Denis CHAPPUIS 
Christina SIRONI 
JIGUET Coline

167.00

192.00

24 
24.0

23 
23.0

24 
24.0

DNF 
25.0

DNF 
25.0

24 
24.0

22 
22.0

DNF 
25.0


SWITZERLAND 
- 
-

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