At the Salon Nautique in Paris, the French challenger for the 2013 International C Class Catamaran Championship in partnership with the French National Sailing Centre (Ecole Nationale de Voile et des Sports Nautiques - ENVSN), announced details of the C Class Cup: the first French C Class Catamaran sailing event.
The C Class Cup will take place at the ENVSN in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, France, over 22-26 May 2013. Four sailing teams are already registered including the Swiss team Hydros led by Jérémie Lagarrigue, the French Groupama team skippered by Franck Cammas and the Challenge France team led by Karine Fauconnier and Gwénolé Gahinet.
The event will take place over four days and will include three types of races: fleet races, match racing and some speed matches. It will be a unique opportunity for the teams to compete, train and see how their boats measure up in the same sort of environment that they will encounter during the ICCCC, the class’s World Championship to be held in Falmouth in September 2013.
The C Class Cup promises to be an important event in the spring of 2013. To support the promotion and organization of the C Class Cup, the organisation is seeking a title sponsor and technical partners.
"France has been at the vanguard of multihull development for many years, yet has been absent from the C Class competition which has always been the most advanced multihull class," said Steve Clark, President of the C Class Association. "We hope this regatta is the start of a new union between the French passion for speed and development with the C Class which has been the principle proving ground for new multihull technology."