Nov 16, 2018

St Barth Catacup 2018: Day 1











All superbe images by Michael Gramm & Pascal Alemany / St Barth CataCup 2018 , click pics for orig size & slideshow , video by our friends at Easy Ride with their usual cinematic shots. More image and official web stbarthcatacup.com

St Barth always deliver.
+ 20knots and big waves, those were the conditions for yesterday at St Barth. The races had a dealy on strong winds but they managed to complete two. Today more wind expected.
Not much analysis to make on a quota registered regatta but good to have the Greeks (World Champs 2018)  and Demesmaeker as benchmarks, also Enrique Figueroa, Gavin Colby, Le Clainche-Joubert , Manu Boulogne and Mitch Booth but racing with his daughter this time, still great effort by Rita Booth pushing in the tough conditions for a 10th overall.

On the conditions, that's the beauty of the F18, A-Cats cannot even start to launch their boats and current foiling cats for amateurs can be a dangerous carnage.

After two races Arg Volker-Mehl (Scorpion/1D) lead followed by Demesmaeker-Gagliani (C2/Goodall), Figeroa-Booth (Scorpion/1D), Gonzalez Smith-Heuser (Scorpion/1D) and Paschalidis-Trigonis (Scorpion/1D).

Top ten belwo, Full results for day one here.

Pos Flag Crew R1 R2 Tot
1 ARG 7 Pablo VOLKER, Sergio MEHL 2 2.0 2
2.0
4
2 BEL 1 Demesmaeker – Gagliani 1
1.0
5
5.0
6
3 PUR Figueroa – Booth 4
4.0
3
3.0
7
4 ARG 11 Cruz GONZALEZ SMITH, Mariano HEUSER 3
3.0
4
4.0
7
5 GRE 7 Paschalidis-Trigonis 11
11.0
1
1.0
12
6 FRA Le Clainche-Joubert 5
5.0
7
7.0
12
7 ARG 111 Vilate-Gonzalez Smith 6
6.0
6
6.0
12
8 FRA Boulogne-BOulogne 7
7.0
9
9.0
16
9 ESP 1 Mitch BOOTH, Rita BOOTH 8
8.0
10
10.0
18
10 SUI Andreas LUTZ, Raymond SCHLATTER 9
9.0
13
13.0
22

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