Groupe SETIN - 4myplanet on the podium of the 2021 AZIMUT Challenge RUNS

Groupe SETIN - 4myplanet on the podium of the 2021 AZIMUT Challenge RUNS

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We had to be patient. It wasn't until 5:00 p.m. that the runs got wet in a shy 8-knot thermal breeze.

 

The postponement of the line closure to 6.30 p.m. still allowed each boat to set off at least three times. No speed record of course but an 11th Hour Racing - MĀLAMA (Charlie Enright - Pascal Bidégorry) which succeeds its entry on the scene and a Farr 2008 plan (Groupe Sétin-4MyPlanet) with drifts which offers itself the luxury of getting on the podium!

 

The airs reshuffled the cards at the end of the afternoon between Groix and Lorient. With never more than 7 to 8 knots of wind, the quarrel between the ancients and the moderns was revived; Groupe APICIL, the first to set off on the line, was already announcing the color: in the light breeze, minimal drag is the best ally for lengthening the stride.

 

In its wake, the first foilers dragged their feet a bit and therefore struggled to overtake the daggerboards, like a particularly comfortable Sétin-4MyPlanet Group.

 

Throughout this languid end of the day, the wind kept refusing, forcing the boats to finish upwind. With its FRO (large genoa tacked on the bowsprit) and its mainsail refined like a blade, Charlie Enright and Pascal Bidégorry pulled off the best times with 8.8 knots on average over the course, which is about a mile long. LinkedOut of Thomas Rettant and Morgan Lagravière followed suit with a 7 small seconds gap and Manuel Cousin and Alexia Barrier completed the podium 8 seconds behind the leader with an average of 8.6 knots.

 

1 - 11TH HOUR RACING - MĀLAMA
Charlie Enright
Pascal Bidégorry

06:53 (8.8 nds)

2 - LINKEDOUT
Thomas Ruyant
Morgan Lagravière

07:00 (8.7 nds)

3 - Groupe SÉTIN - 4myplanet
Alexia BARRIER
Manuel Cousin

07:01 (8.6 nds)

4 - INITIATIVES-CŒUR
Samantha Davies
Nicolas Lunven

07:03 (8.6 nds)

5 - APIVIA
Charlie Dalin
Paul Meilhat

07:04 (8.6 nds)

6 - FORTINET - BEST WESTERN
Romain Attanasio
Sébastien Marsset

07:14 (8.4 nds)

7 - MACSF
Isabelle Joschke
Alain Gautier

07:20 (8.3 nds)

8 - GROUPE APICIL
Damien Seguin
Benjamin Dutreux

07:25 (8.2 nds)

9 - BUREAU VALLÉE 3
Louis Burton
Davy Beaudart

07:30 (8.1 nds)

10 - ARKÉA PAPREC
Sébastien Simon
Yann Eliès

07:44 (7.8 nds)

11 - CORUM L'EPARGNE
Nicolas Troussel
Sébastien Josse

07:45 (7.8 nds)

12 - 11TH HOUR RACING - ALAKA'I
Justine Mettraux
Simon Fisher

07:48 (7.8 nds)

13 - LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTISANS ARTIPÔLE
Arnaud Boissières

08:24 (7.2 nds)

14 - COMPAGNIE DU LIT - JILITI
Clément Giraud
Érik Nigon

08:33 (7.1 nds)