May 14, 2018

French F16 Nats 2018: Le Chapelier & Le Bouedec 1st

Photo: Voiles Funsete , No more pics available at the time. - Another regatta where two Classes held their events together, yesterday we posted on the German F18 & F16 Nats at the same dates/venue, and now the French sailors gathered the Formula 16 Nationals along an event of the French A-Class calendar.

The F16 is the perfect light crew and youth performance Cat, combined with the chance for parents to sail with their kids. A great chance that was neglected by the former isaf when they selected the Nacra 15. But the F16 is still there and I recommend to any parent looking for cat for their kids (and for themselves) to target an F16: Nacra F16 (we recommended to be selected official Youth cat instead of the N15) , Viper, Bimare, Falcon etc, you name it.
Your investment will pay much more for such a versatile platform than can also be raced alone Class legal within the F16 rules.
If you want facts on assessments above, just look at "long time" F16 youth sailors like Thomas Proust & even Henri Demesmaeker performance at past Nacra 15 Worlds.

But the F16 also provides a competitive challenge for top sailors like Emmanuel le Chapelier & Eric Le Bouedec, who are use to dominate the local F16 regattas, a performance achieved attending all International F16 events of course.
They won this 2018 French F16 Nats with 7 bullets out of 8 races.

Second place for Thomas & Eric Proust and third overall for Christophe & Denise Sainglin.
Top ten below, full results at ffvoile.fr/ffv/sportif/ClmtCompetDet.asp?clid=141785

1 LE CHAPELIER EMMANUEL LE BOUEDEC ERIC (3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1)
2 PROUST THOMAS PROUST ERIC (1 2 3 3 2 OCS 2 2)
3 SAINGLIN CHRISTOPHE SAINGLIN DENISE (2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3)
4 MOLINA ALEXANDRE ETIENNE STEPHANE (4 5 4 5 4 2 4 6)
5 CONAN JEAN-CHARLES GUILLERME NICOLAS (5 4 10 4 5 OCS 6 10)
6 PROVOST GILLES FAURE MARINE (7 7 7 6 8 4 5 8)
7 TAPIN FRANCOIS VELU CHRISTINE (11 6 11 7 6 6 7 5)
8 COLLIN ARNAUD RENAUD CLEMENCE (8 10 9 8 9 5 10 4)
9 MATARIN FLORIAN VENANT-VALERY ALAIN (6 11 8 10 7 10 12 11)
10 VENANT-VALERY TOM MALLET SYLVIE (10 8 5 11 15 12 11 12)

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