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Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - St. Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA

Saturday, 30. March 2019– Saturday, 13. April 2019

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Sunday, April 14, 2019   (Image © Baptiste Blanchard)

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Final results

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Final results Winning leg 3 of this two-person team regatta, Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR finished on top of the Sardinha Cup overall rankings, i.e. the inaugural regatta of the new Figaro-3-Class equipped with foils. Lois Berrehar/Thomas Rouxel FRA on rank 2 finished just one point ahead of Xavier Macaire/Achille Nebout FRA on 3rd.
The results and the final report.
Sunday, April 14, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Final results, Mettraux/Gahinet 20th

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Final results, Mettraux/Gahinet 20th Winning leg 3 of this two-person team regatta, Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR finished on top of the Sardinha Cup overall rankings, i.e. the inaugural regatta of the new Figaro-3-Class equipped with foils. Lois Berrehar/Thomas Rouxel FRA on rank 2 finished just one point ahead of Xavier Macaire/Achille Nebout FRA on 3rd. Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwénolé Gahinet FRA terminated the 3rd leg as 19th and are 20th overall.
The results and the final report.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   (Image © Baptiste Blanchard)

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2 -Justine Mettraux SUI

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2 -Justine Mettraux SUI 61nm are left for Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR still leading this morning UTC in leg 3 of the Sardinha Cup and now also in command in the overall rankings. New on rank 2 aXavier Macaire/Achille Nebout FRA 2nm behind. On rank 3 followed Arthur Levaillant/Pascal Bidegorry FRA. Justine Mettraux/Gwenole Gahinet FRA remain on the 20th place with a 9nm backlog.
The winds yesterday were very light and the Foiling Figaro 3 yachts could not fly.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Saturday, April 13, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2 61nm are left for Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR still leading this morning UTC in leg 3 of the Sardinha Cup and now also in command in the overall rankings. New on rank 2 are Xavier Macaire/Achille Nebout FRA 2nm behind. On rank 3 followed Arthur Levaillant/Pascal Bidegorry FRA.
The winds yesterday were very light and the Foiling Figaro 3 yachts could not fly.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Friday, April 12, 2019   (Image © Baptiste Blanchard)

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1 31 two-person teams were finally ready to start to the third and last leg of the Sardinha Cup yesterday in moderate winds around 10kn. This morning UTC, the Figaro 3 fleet was still closely together with the Vendée Globe skippers Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR on first one mile ahead of Corentin Douget/Corentin Horeau FRA and Arthur Levaillant/Pascal Bidegorry FRA neck and neck.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Friday, April 12, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1, Justine Mettraux SUI

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1, Justine Mettraux SUI 31 two-person teams were finally ready to start to the third and last leg of the Sardinha Cup yesterday in moderate winds around 10kn. This morning UTC, the Figaro 3 fleet was still closely together with the Vendée Globe skippers Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR on first one mile ahead of Corentin Douget/Corentin Horeau FRA and Arthur Levaillant/Pascal Bidegorry FRA neck and neck. Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA are on 17th with a 2nm backlog.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, April 11, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Sain-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Heute Start

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Sain-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Heute Start Today a 13h UTC, the start to the third and final leg 3 of the two-person Sardinha Cup will be given. The 33 Figaro 3 foiling yachts will be underway on the 322nm course during roughly 2 days. Moderate winds have been announced.
After the first two legs, Pierre Leboucher/Erwan Tabarly FRA are in the lead ahead of Samantha Davies GBR/Yann Eliès FRA.
The positions after two legs, the preview and the race tracker.
Thursday, April 11, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Sain-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 3 - Start today with Justine Mettraux SUI

Today a 13h UTC, the start to the third and final leg 3 of the two-person Sardinha Cup will be given. The 33 Figaro 3 foiling yachts will be underway on the 322nm course during roughly 2 days. Moderate winds have been announced.
After the first two legs, Pierre Leboucher/Erwan Tabarly FRA are in the lead ahead of Samantha Davies GBR/Yann Eliès FRA. Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA follow on rank 20 among the 34 teams on the entry list.
The positions after two legs, the preview and the race tracker.
Friday, April 5, 2019   (Image © Baptiste Blanchard)

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - Leg 2 - Final results

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - Leg 2 - Final results The slackening winds in the approach to the finish provoked major position changes yesterday. Winners after 2 days and 2 hours were Pierre Leboucher/Erwan Tabarly FRA 3 minutes ahead of Martin Le Pape/Thierry Chabagny FRA. Loïs Berrehar/Thomas Rouxel FRA followed on 3rd with a 4:46min backlog. The best mixed two-person team of Samantha Davies GBR/Yann Eliès FRA is on 4th.
The ranking list and the news
Thursday, April 4, 2019   (Image © Baptiste Blanchard)

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-de-Vie FRA - Leg 2 - Day 2

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-de-Vie FRA - Leg 2 - Day 2 No change on top of the rankings after 2/3 of the course completed in a fresh 20kn breeze with Charles Caudrelier/Fabien Delahaye FRA leading this morning UTC closely followed by Arthur Le Vaillant/Pascal Bidégorry FRA one mile behind.
Yann Eliès FRA/Samantha Davies GBR on 8th are the best mixed team 3nm ahead of Justine Metrraux SUI/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA on rank 17 among the 32 teams still racing.
The fleet is expected to arrive this afternoon.
The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Coix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 2 - Day 1

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Gilles-Coix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 2 - Day 1 Charles Caudrelier/Fabien Delhaye FRA were leading this morning in the 405nm leg 2 of the Sardhina Cup with an advantage of one mile on Benjamin Schwartz/Cédric Pouligny FRA and Tom Laperche/Ronan Treussart FRA. The mixed-team Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwenolen Gahinet FRA follows 4nm back on rank 9. Fresh winds between 15 und 20kn keep the 33 teams still in the race busy.
This morning UTC, one third of the distance was reached with the fleet still closely together.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 2 - Start today

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 2 - Start today 15h UTC this afternoon, the 33 Figaro-3 two-person teams still in the race will start to the second leg of the Sardinha-Cup. After the first leg sailed in light winds, the longer 405nm course ahead will challenge the teams with fresher winds from an inital 15kn breeze to up to 25kn, and to keep the Figaros - now equipped with foil - at top speeds will be demanding.
After the first shortened leg, the time gaps between the boats are minimal, and the major changes in the rankings can be expected.
The preview. As always, racing can be followed over a race tracker.
Monday, April 1, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 1 - Final results

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Leg 1 - Final results The very light winds prompted the Race Director to shorten leg one of the Sardinha-Cups at half distance (70nm) with Alexis Loison/Fréderic Duthil FRA still in the lead. Vincent Domand FRA, age 26 in his first Figaro Class regatta, together with Benjamin Dutreux FRA followeed on rank 2 with a 1:26min backlog. Anthony Marchand/Paul Meilhat FRA finished 3rd. Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA lost some places and terminated leg one on the 20th position among the 34 teams with a 30min deficit.
The start to the longer leg 2 will be given tomorrow Tuesday.
The ranking list and the news (in French).
Sunday, March 31, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Day 1

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - Saint-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Day 1 'Region Normandie' of Fréderic Duthill/Alexis Loison FRA closely lead ahead of 'Groupe Royat' with Paul Meilhat/Anthony Marchand FRA, and on the 3rd place follows another experience Figaro team with Morgan Lagravière and Gildas Mahé FRA. The mixed team of Justine Mettraux SUI/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA follows 3nm back on rank 15.
The 34 two-person teams started yesterday afternoon to Sardinha Cup, the inaugural regatta with the tune-up Foiling Figaros. The moderate winds around 12kn decreased later in the day and with only 3-4kn during the past night, the fleet moved on very slowly, obviousely without 'flying hulls'. This morning UTC, the closely packed leading boats still had almost 100nm to the finish.
The race tracker and the daily news (in French).
Saturday, March 30, 2019   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - St.Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Start today

 Figaro 3 - Sardinha Cup - St.Gilles-Croix-de-Vie FRA - Start today Today, the start will be given to the inaugural race of the Figaro 3 yachts equipped with foils on the occasion of the 2019 Sardinha Cup. 34 two person teams will be on the starting line among them numerous offshore top sailors such as the Vendée-Globe-veterans Loïck Peyron FRA, Mike Golding GBR, Samantha Davies GBR, Yann Elièes FRA or the Volvo-Ocean-Race-winner Charles Caudrelier FRA. Six miixed-two-person teams are on the entry list such as Justine Mettraux SUI racing with Gwenolé Gahinet FRA. The first leg of 147nm runs off the coast of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
The preview.


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