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“THOUBAN” FIN 85 wins in Cannes.
Christian Borenius (Centre) with his Daughter Andrea & Richard Pernici at Prize Giving.
The Armisitice Cup was concluded in Cannes yesterday after a 4 race series. The hero of the day was Christian Borenius, sailing with his Daughter Andrea & loyal crew Richard Pernici. This top team got off to a slow start after recording a 27th place in race 1 on Saturday, but bounced back yesterday to register a 4th, 2nd, 4th thus winning overall by 4pts, after discarding their 27th.
In 2nd place overall was GER 1151 “Puck” helmed by Philip Dohse (3rd from the left in photo), crewed by Kramer Volker, with Pia & Maximilian Dohse. This 4 person team also had a great day yesterday recording a 1st & 2nd place along the way.
3rd place overall went to the current European Champions RUS 27 “Anapurna” helmed by Anatoly Loginov, crewed by Vadim Statsenko & Alexander Shalagin (far right in photo). Although this top professional team also recorded a race win, they could not match the consistency of the top 2 boats on this occasion.
The Yacht Club de Cannes will hope for a little more wind in Dec (2nd, 3rd, 4th) for their final event of the year the “Coupe d’Hiver”. It will be great to finish off the year in the South of France sunshine with a regatta in excess of 30 boats… as I will also be there in “Bear” 🙂
Full Results Below, 29 Competitors.
Higher, Faster, Longer…… Stavros.