Third win a row
Today the boats were racing in the Tramontane wind. When the Mumm 30s left the pontoons at lunch time, the wind was blowing onshore (SSW) between 10 and 15 knots. After a general recall, the race got underway successfully at the first buoy, with Defi Partage-Marseille leading the fleet.
“Everything was about the speed, said the skipper Thierry Bouchard. "We just had to keep control over the other boats. This third victory is giving us a lot more confidence for the next races”. But for now, this row of bullets has earned them a place on the podium overall. The team from Marseille helped by a poor result from Dieppe Seine Maritime which finished 20th today.
Nantes Saint-Nazaire was the big surprise of the day, with a second position at the finish, their first podium since the start of the Tour de France à la Voile, three weeks ago. “We didn’t take a good start," said skipper Gaëtan Aulnette, "but we took an option to the left of the fleet and it paid off. We changed a part of the crew for the Mediterranean and we are very happy with it!” Region Ile de France was third.
After three good results in the top 10, Ville du Port Bred la Reunion seems to be contining to improve. “We finished fourth today," said a crewman. "We took a good tactical option. We changed the team for the Med. Everybody knows each other, the atmosphere is very good and I think we can keep performing well until the end”.
If that’s the case, the team for the Reunion Island could disrupt the dual between Espoir Ile de France and CSC ESSEC in the Amateur Results. Tonight, Ville du Port Bred la Reunion is only 3 points behind Hervé Gautier's, and 15.5 points from the leaders.
At 21.00 local time tonight, the Mumm 30s will head out again for the longest Mediterranean offshore race, 115 miles between Sète and Hyères.
|1||TOULON PROVENCE MEDITERRANEE COYCHyères||Fabien HENRY||912|
|2||BOUYGUES TELECOM||Pierre Loïc BERTHET||850|
|3||DEFI PARTAGE MARSEILLE||Thierry BOUCHARD / Dimitri DERUELLE||826|
|4||DIEPPE SEINE-MARITIME||Romain GIBON||817|
|5||ALPES-MARITIMES MANDELIEU THEOULE||Sylvain CHTOUNDER||792|
|6||VILLE DE GENEVE CARREFOUR PREVENTION||Julien DI BIASE/Denis GIRARDET/Bastien CLEMENT||783|
|7||COURRIER DUNKERQUE||Gery TRENTESAUX||782|
|8||REGION ILE DE FRANCE||Jimmy PAHUN / Nicolas PAUCHET||780|
|9||ESPOIR ILE DE FRANCE||Jean-Pierre NICOL / Victor LANIER||756|
|10||CSC - ESSEC||Hervé GAUTIER||716|
|11||VILLE DU PORT BRED LA REUNION||Marc GUESSARD / Gabriel JEAN-ALBERT||697|
|12||ALFA LAVAL||Yoann RICHOMME||675|
|13||PORT DE COMMERCE LA ROCHELLE||Alexandre MERCIER||640|
|14||BELVEDERE – EDC – EBSCO||Tanguy FOURNIER LE RAY||634|
|15||PERPIGNAN MEDITERRANEE||Paul McKENZIE||633|
|16||NANTES SAINT-NAZAIRE||Sebastien PETITHUGUENIN / Gaëtan AULNETTE||628|
|17||BIENNE VOILE||R. HARTMANN / N. BERGER / C. KNOLL||620|
|18||DEFI SCLEROSE EN PLAQUES||Stéphane VENEL||580|
|19||COTES D'ARMOR||Michaël AVELINE||576|
|21||DEFI GRANDES ECOLES TOTAL INSA||Anne Claire LE BERRE||532|
|22||EMINENCE – MARSEILLE||Kiny PARADE||517|
|23||BREST GRANDES ECOLES ENSIETA ENST-BRETAGNE||Gildas MAHE||508|
|24||VAN UDEN TUDELFT||Gert VAN DER HEIJDEN||507|
|25||DEFI AMI – AVAYA - X - ENSAM||Olivier HONTANX||486|
|26||STAD GENT / VILLE DE GAND||Philippe BERGMANS / Bernard WILMET||487|
|27||AMEC SPIE||Eric BASSET||445|
|28||T SERVICE INTERIM REGION DE BRUXELLES-CAPITALE||Laurent DECLERCQ / Jean-Marc FOBERT||443|
|29||EIGSI – CHARENTE MARITIME||Antoine ALBARET||418|
|30||HEC GAMELIN MECENAT CHIRURGIE CARDIAQUE||Ryan PARKIN||393|