Sep 25, 2013

C-Class Championships 2013 @Falmouth: Images by Nicolas Felix













All images by Nicolas Felix / Challenge France
"Our team Challenge France is currently competing the the International C-Class Catamaran Championship on Patient Lady VI with Gurvan Bontemps (Helmsman) and Gwénolé Gahinet (Crew).


On the water Hydros Team swap their daggers upside-down, with the L tip above the deck, to reduce drag in calm conditions. It was a total disaster for both teams, as Mischa missed the start by some minutes (And the chance to meet Cammas in the Final Match), and performance didn´t improved.
This idea has been already implemented by Dario Valenza on his latest Paradox A-Cat Rudders. More info with Darío later on this.


Cammas continued to dominate the fleet althgough they gave away a bullet on ligth weather to Canaan, and Groupama will race the final Match against Hydros Besson-Lagarrigue. This event will provide excellent data for those in A-Class wanting to fully open the rules.


Results at http://www.restronguetsc.org/results/2013/c-class/ICC%20Challenge%20Results.html"
Live Stream by Sailing Anarchy at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-world-s-most-advanced-sailing-catamarans
Event Website http://theflyingboats.com/
Vimeo Channel with Interview http://vimeo.com/cclasscats


Rank No. Boat name Sailno Helm name Crew name Team R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Total Nett
1st 7 Groupama C FRA7 Franck Cammas Louis Viat Groupama 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 1 1 (3) 12 7
2nd 1 Flyer SUI1 Billy Besson Jeremie Lagarrigue Hydros Lombard Odier 2 2 2 3 3 3 (4) (dnf) 4 35 19
3rd 10 Fill Your Hands CAN10 Fred Eaton Magnus Clarke Fred Eaton 4 3 3 4 4 (5) 5 3 (7) 38 26
4th 104 Cogito USA104 Lars Guck Max Kramers Project Cogito (dnc) (dnc) dnc 5 5 4 2 2 2 56 32
5th 11 Above Archmedus SUI11 Mischa Heemskerk Bastiaan Tentij Hydros Lombard Odier 3 (dnf) (dnc) 2 1 2 3 dnf raf 59 35
6th 2 Patient Lady VI FRA2 Gurvan Bentemps Gwenole Gahinet Challenge France (6) 5 4 6 6 6 (dnf) 5 6 56 38
7th 8 Alpha ESP8 Luke Patience Sito Aviles Sentient Blue 5 4 5 (dnf) 7 7 (dnc) dnc dnc 76 52
8th 105 Aethon USA105 Steve Clark Oliver Moore Project Cogito (dnc) (dnf) dnc dnc dnc dnc 6 4 8 90 66
9th 9 Canaan CAN9 Billy Gooderham Chritian Pavey Fred Eaton (dnf) (dnc) dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc 1 97 73
10th 38 Invictus GBR38 Tom Phipps Cedric Bader Team Invictus (dnc) (dnc) dnc dnc dnc dnc dnf dnf 5 101 77
11th 25 Wild Horse POR25 Diago Cayola Nuno Balieto Team Cascais (dnc) (dnc) dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc dnc 108 84

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