May 12, 2019

Moth French Nats 2019: Benoit Marie 1st

Photos by French Moth Assoc, more at - Benoit Marie claimed this weekend the 2019 Moth French Nats. Last year Benoit was crowned A-Class French Champ. Both titles give him the undisputed Nr 1 foil racer in France. Thi regatta was a bullet show with 8 first places out of 8 races completed.

Second place at he 2-19 Moth French Nats for Philipe Presti (who is working now with Sail GP, after his role as coach for Oracle past AC at Bermuda and third place for Anthony Rezzoug. More info and full results (only available as photos of the printed sheets) at Moth France fb

Next target for Benoit Marie will the 2019 Moth Europeans.

Benoit Marie aside been a great sailor, only judging his results is enough proof he has an intensive R&D program. He has been working with KevinEllway on thee Moth platform devel and also with Marton Balazs , who has make his winning sail for this French Nats.

Nice to see Marton expanding horizons and going for new projects. His 1D Moth sail is performing no doubt for such results, but the Moth sail designers need to address a better solution for that lower  'skirt' add on at mast / sail foot area, which intention is to replicate the Decksweeper Endplate effect achieved in the A-Cats and F18s.

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