Grand Prix du Crouesty
May 31, 2015
Blessed with better than average sailing conditions over all three days of the regatta, the Yacht Club du Crouesty Arzon in France did a fantastic job of hosting their famous annual regatta: the Grand Prix du Crouesty. With such great conditions, the sailing off Port Navalo on the Baie de Morbihan saw the YCCA able to get in as many as a dozen races for some fleets. The J/24s were hosting their French National Championship. The J/24 fleet saw a very closely fought contest for the top three. The three contenders—Francois De Herce’s MAJIC, Aorelian Garcia’s INSULARIS and Phillippe Boudgourd’s FIL D’O—were essentially tied after six races. With two more races to go, it would be a race to see which team would top the winner’s circle. At this stage, it was apparent that MAJIC was ready to get the job done, posting a closing score of double bullets to win with 12 points net. Sailing nearly as well was INSULARIS, but their 2-3 was only good enough for second place with 15 points net. FIL D’O's 5-2 dropped them into third place overall with 18 points net. It was fun, close racing for this trio. Taking fourth was Charles Gury’s JINETTE, and in fifth was Pierre Antoine’s MARTA. For more Grand Prix du Crouesty France sailing information, click here.