Sep 4, 2014

Diam 24 @Port La Foret Grand Prix

Diam 24 Tri has been selected for the Tour de France a la Voile in 2015. Multihulls have dominated the scene in France for years but one of the major circuits like the Tour was done in monos. Now with the ACup, all top Pro circuits will gradually migrate to Multis, there is no point beyond Match Race, Volvo or some big OD classes to keep trying to promote sailing to new generations with slow boats.

I think Iker in his interview put it the perfect argument: "How are you going back to Monos in the AC when a spectators Multi might pass you flying bye while you race for the pinnacle trophy in slower boats?"

Diam24 latest event was held at Port la Foret. Charles Haineville sent a report and video below.
Official Diam website at
"Here you have our last video filmed during the Grand Prix Port la Foret in DIAM 24:
-3 Days of racing at Port la Foret
- Perfect Conditions, 5 to 16 knots
- For the First time 10 Diam 24 were fight
- Reaching Start like in the America’s cup
- Two types of races : Warm up or Long Distance

PRB ( Vincent Riou ) won again the GP following by Cheminées Poujoulat ( Bernard Stam ) and Maitre Jacques ( Loic Féquet ) . Ramouna Energies ( Eric Hainneville ) Finished at the 4 th place Quite good for a no professional Skipper ( my father ;) ) We were very happy with the results.

The Next event for the D24 Ramouna Energies is le Trophée Atlantique Telegramme at Lorient ."