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May 12 2014

Courrier Dunkerque, second at the Grand Prix Guyader

The crew of Courrier Dunkerque has finished the Grand Prix Guyader at the second place this week-end in Douarnenez. The team has given its best during these 4 days of competition with hard weather conditions.

Daniel Souben and his crew have demonstrated once again a high performance level but did not resist to the Groupama Team lead by Franck Cammas, winner of the Tour de France à la Voile last year. The battle has been tough till the end of the competition. Often under heavy rain, with a wind fast always beyond 20 knots, Daniel Souben and his crew members have held on to maintain one of the leading positions.

« We have been very combative » says Daniel when he arrived at the pontoon. « The team of Franck Cammas won but didn´t dominate. We have made some mistakes and then offered points. It was very tight. During the offshore race, we have been slowed down by a fishing trap but regarding maneuvers and communication onboard, we are confident. This competition was a good training for all of us for the upcoming Tour de France à la Voile."

Next competitions for the Courrier Dunkerque : certainly the Grand Prix de l´Ecole Navale at the end of the month and the Normandy Sailing Week mid-June.

© Jacques Vapillon