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Sep 02 2013

A bronze medal for Damien Seguin at the IFDS World Championship

In 2.4, Damien Seguin reached the 3rd place on the podium. Despite a year mostly dedicated to class 40 competitions, the skipper finished just behind the Dutch Guus Bijlard and the German Heiko Kroger. Ranked 10th yesterday after a disqualification in the second round due to an early start, the 2012 World champion saw the victory escape. "This is my second competition in 2.4 this year after the Sailing World Cup in Hyères. It is positive as I have kept a good speed and regular results. I am disappointed with this disqualification because I could have won the championship without that mistake", says Damien. He will now focus on trainings on his class 40 boat before heading to Le Havre in November for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, a solo transatlantic race.

Bruno Jourdren, world champion in sonar

They had dreamed of it and they did it ! Bruno Jourdren and his two co-sailors, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont-Vicary, won the world title at the IFDS championship in Ireland. The three men, who already won the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyères and the Delta Lloyd Regatta, have achieved a flawless season. They were leaders from the beginning to the end of the championship, with 14 points against 27 points for the seconds. "We have dominated the race. Before the last leg, we knew already that we had won the competition." said a delighted Bruno Jourdren. The weather conditions were though difficult, with changing wind forces and directions. "It is also good to win in multiple sailing conditions".

© DR / Damien Seguin

© Jacques Vapillon / Bruno Jourdren