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Apr 07 2014

ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma : The French Sailing Team has been in great shape this week-end !  

3 gold medals / 3 silver medals / 2 bronze medals

The fourth and penultimate regatta of the ISAF Sailing World Cup was held in Palma from 29 March to 5 April. The French Sailing Team has shown a great performance, winning 8 medals in 6 olympic series. They have proven once again they are among the best sailing athletes.

The French Team manager was very satisfied at the end of the competition :  « I am fulfilled today ! 8 medals in 6 series, this is an outstanding result. We have experienced all types of wind and sailing conditions in Palma. The organization received a record number of entries this year and all the great nations were represented. I am very satisfied as the French Sailing Team achieved a great performance at this major competition. This is a good omen for the upcoming World Championship in Santander. The selection committee will gather next week to decide who will go to Rio for the test-event and the World Championship", explains Guillaume Chiellino.

Billy Besson and Marie Riou, winner in Nacra 17 and supported by Marinepool :
« Everything went very well during this week, we were very concentrated. We had to face difficult and varying conditions but we succeeded in maintaining a leading position leg after leg. We are now looking ahead to the Sailing World Cup Hyères on April 19th."

Marinepool is the official supplier of 3 national teams : the French Sailing Team, Sailing Team Germany and Sailing Team Austria which also achieved great results reaching the top 10 of the competition.


Main results

NACRA 17 : Billy Besson / Marie Riou (FR) - winners ; Thomas Zajac / Tanja Chiara Franck (AUT) - 4th position

RSX W : Charline Picon (FR) - winner ; Moana Delle (GER) - 7th position

RSX M : Pierre Lecoq (FR) - winner ; Louis Giard (FR) - 3rd position

FINN : Thomas Lebreton (FR) - 2nd position ; Jonathan Lobert (FR) - 3rd position

470 W : Camille Lecointre / Hélène Defrance (FR) - 2nd position

LASER : Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FR) - 2nd position

49ER W : Victoria Jurczok / Anika Lorenz (GER) - 6th position ; Tina Lutz / Susann Beucke (GER) - 7th position

49ER M : Nico Delle / Karth Nikolaus (GER) - 6th position ; John Pink / Stuart Bithell (GER) - 8th position

© Jacques Vapillon