This will be a simple 2 mile reach-reach (as opposed to windward-leeward) full on boat speed extravaganza between the boats - the first time this format of racing has been tried in this class.
Today matches include:
Michel Desjoyeaux's Géant v Franck Cammas' Challenge Mondial winner Groupama
Thomas Coville's Sodebo v Steve Ravussin's Banque Covefi
Karine Fauconnier's Sergio Tacchini v Lalou Roucayrol's Banque Populaire
Jean le Cam's Bonduelle will take on the best loser
The first flight will begin at 1300 in front of the Marina di Rimini, a two mile course angled at 90° from the wind with the possibility of using the gennaker.
First results this afternoon!