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July 26 2016

Heading for Rio !

Marinepool, Official Supplier of the French Sailing Team, has been supporting the projects of the French Sailing Federation for more than 10 years. Marinepool is proud to partner the best French sailors looking for medals in Rio this summer.

The French Sailing Team has a fair chance of bringing medals back home : 15 athletes have been selected to represent France for each of the 10 sailing events that will take place in the Bay of Guanabara in Rio from 5 to 21 August.

The competition will bring together 380 athletes among 10 sailing series : Nacra 17, Finn, 470 men and 470 women, 49er, 49er FX, RS:X men and RS:X women, Laser Standard, Laser Radial.

The French Disabled Sports Federation will also have reknowned ambassadors on the Brazilian waters from 7 to 18 September : Damien Seguin will represent France in the 2.4 category. As triple World Champion, gold medalist in Athens in 2004, eight times winner of the French Olympic Week but also second at the double-handed offshore Transat Jacques Vabre in Class40, Damien will once again be the favorite for gold in Rio. Bruno Jourdren and his co-sailors, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont-Vicary, who are fortified by a long experience of sailing together and a silver medal in Pekin in 2008, will also set sights on a podium in Sonar.

Marinepool is proud to support the performance of the best French sailors !

(c) Jacques Vapillon