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Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA

Sunday, 13. September 2020– Saturday, 19. September 2020

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Saturday, September 19, 2020   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Victory for Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI !

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Victory for Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI ! After a muscly final with up to 35kn headwind, Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI, 'Banque du Leman', finally scored the bullet in the 11th Normandy Channel Race after 4 days 20 hours 25 minutes, and 30 seconds of racing. They made the finish line just 6 minutes ahead of 'Crédit Mutuel' of Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA. During the night, Antoine Carpentier/Nichola Groleau FRA ('Redman') decided the duel for rank 3 in their favor. ----- The ranking list and the news.
Friday, September 18, 2020   

BREAKING NEWS: Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI win the Normandy Channel Race !

 BREAKING NEWS: Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI win the Normandy Channel Race ! At 15.30h CET this afternoon, 'Banque du Léman' with Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI crossed the finish line of the Normandy Channel Race as winners, their first important victory in the Class 40. They succeeded to overtake and distance the leading 'Credit Mutuel' of Ian Lipinsky POL/Julien Pulve FRA in the final approach to St-Nazaire with 6 minutes. The fight for rank 3 will be very fierce with the decision expected around midnight. ----- The race tracker, the news and the Facebook page with photos and videos.
Friday, September 18, 2020   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 5

With 100nm left, 'Credit Mutuel' of Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA and 'Banque du Léman' with Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI remain in a close duel for victory. The Swiss were leading temporarily yesterday, but this morning UTC, they were again 2nm behind, however with a superior upwind speed. Nils Boyer/Pierrick Letouze FRA on the 3rd position were already 23nm behind. ETA this Friday afternoon UTC. ---- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, September 17, 2020   

 This morning UTC, the fleet was again approaching Point Lizard at the most southwestern point of England. ----- Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA ('Crédit Mutuel') are still leading with now Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI as closest pursuers 3nm behind with 260nm left to the finish. ----- The very light and shifty breeze, together with some misty phases, made the race again very slow on day 4 of this Class 40 event, provoking the Race Direction to shorten the course, omitting the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 3

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 3 This morning UTC, Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA stayed in front 2nm ahead of Stan Thuret/Nicolas D'Estais FRA and Thibaut Lefevere/Sebastien Marsset FRA sailing neck-and-neck on the second position. Only one mile behind followed Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI still in a good place to fight for victory. ----- Light winds were and still are persisting with the fleet having passed Point Lizard at the most southwestern point of England yesterday and heading now for Tusker Rock, the most northern waypoint of the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 3, with Gautier/Koster SUI

This morning UTC, Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA stayed in front 2nm ahead of Stan Thuret/Nicolas D'Estais FRA and Thibaut Lefevere/Sebastien Marsset FRA sailing neck-and-neck on the second position. Only one mile behind followed Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI still in a good place to fight for victory. ----- Light winds were and still are persisting with the fleet having passed Point Lizard at the most southwestern point of England yesterday and heading now for Tusker Rock, the most northern waypoint of the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 2

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 2 In still persisting very light winds, the fleet is trailing along the English South Coast direction West. The leading trio with 'Redman' of Antoine Carpentier/Nicolas Grolaux FRA, 3nm ahead of 'Credit Mutuel' with Ian Lipinski POL/Julien Pulve FRA, and 7nm in front of 'Banque de Léman' with Valentin Gautier/Simon Koster SUI on rank 3 is constantly extending its advance. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, September 13, 2020   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Start today

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Start today In Caen, the start to the first important Class 40 race this year will be given today with 26 two-person teams from 9 nations, among them the USA and Japan. The race over 1'000 miles leads from Caen via the southwestern point of England to the Fastnet Rock and back to France. The start will be given at 18h UTC in the Oiustreham Bay, northern Brittany. The race can be followed on a race tracker. ----- The preview.
Sunday, September 13, 2020   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Start today, with Koster/Gautier SUI

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Start today, with Koster/Gautier SUI In Caen, the start to the first important Class 40 race will be given today with 26 two-person teams from 9 nations, among them the USA and Japan. The Roesti Sailing Team with Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI is on the entry list as well. The race over 1'000 miles leads from Caen via the southwestern point of England to the Fastnet Rock and back to France. The start will be given at 18h UTC in the Oiustreham Bay, northern Brittany. The race can be followed on a race tracker. ----- The preview.


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