Mumm 30 2003 Worlds announced

The Farr-designed 30 footers will congregate in Cassis on the south of France next year

Friday November 1st 2002, Author: Geoff Stagg, Location: Mediterranean
The Mumm 30 Class Association announced today that Cassis on the Mediterranean coast of France has been selected to host the Champagne Mumm 2003 Mumm 30 One Design World Championship.

Organised by the Cercle Nautique of Cassis, l'Association de Classe des Propriétaires de Mumm 30 (French Mumm 30 Class Association), and the Mumm 30 Class Association, the regatta will take place on 27 September - 5 October; race days will be 2-5 October.

Cassis is located at the base of the magnificent Cap Canaille, one of the highest cliffs in Europe. Over the centuries they have developed a flourishing nautical community, thanks to a fantastic climate, wind and supportive maritime businesses. Cassis is also home to the highly successful Cassis Cup, a fleet regatta held annually since 1995 for the Mumm 30, Melges 24, and ILC 45 classes, plus Grade 2 match racing events, the Beneteau Cup and Optimist National Championships.

Gerard Cayol, President of the host yacht club Cercle Nautique of Cassis, proudly states that “In seven editions of the Cassis Cup, five match racing events, three French Optimist Championships and one Beneteau Cup… we have never had to cancel a day’s racing due to lack of wind! Cassis prides itself on its natural beauty, for residents and visitors alike, its’ reputation has surpassed all boundaries.”

France, contains a strong contingent of Mumm 30s, with over 40 yachts located in the region. Their biggest event is the annual Tour de France a la Voile.

Previous Mumm 30 World Championships have been held in Annapolis, Maryland USA in 2002, Cagliari, Sardinia Italy in 2001, Miami, Florida USA in 2000, Hamble, England in 1999, Hilton Head, South Carolina USA in 1998 and Marseilles, France in 1997.

Mumm 30 Class Association World Council President Nelson Stephenson believes that “returning the event to France in 2003 is indicative of the international nature of the Mumm 30 Class. Based on the intense competition in Annapolis in 2002, the Mumm 30 Class is excited about holding its’ world championship in the Mediterranean in 2003. This yearly event is truly a global regatta where competitors from around the world vie for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Trophy, donated to the Class in 1997. The Class looks forward to holding its’ 2004 competition in Toronto, Canada based on an invitation received from Commodore David Matheson of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.”

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