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May 26 2014

Billy Besson and Marie Riou won the gold medal at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Nacra 17 category

The Delta Lloyd Regatta held from 20 to 24 May in Medemblik, Netherlands. This top-class event belongs to the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup which counts 5 olympic and paralympic competitions in Europe.

The Nacra 17 fleet has been particularly combative. The winners Billy Besson and Marie Riou were only 10 points ahead Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim, the other French duo, and the Australians Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis.

Riou said of the race, “The wind was a little but shifty and we had a bad start but we came back in the race and finally won, so we are very happy to win the medal race and the regatta. For me I was here a long time ago in the 470, so this is my second time here. We had a really great time, with the summer conditions making it perfect. It’s a really good event.”

Besson added, “We thought we could win. Before the race we needed to prove this, so we are very happy. It was a really nice week. Good weather and the organisation is very good, so we are very happy to win it.”.

The top 10 of the teams supported by Marinepool :

NACRA 17 : 1. Billy Besson / Marie Riou (Equipe de France de Voile)
FINN : 1. Philip Kasuske (STG)
LASER : 10. Tobias Schadewaldt (STG)
49ER : 7. Erik Heil (STG)
SONAR : 1. Bruno Jourdren (Equipe de France de Voile) ; 5. Heiko Kröger (STG)

© Jacques Vapillon

© Jacques Vapillon