Paris boat show
Price giving of the Trophée SeaSailSurf.com des Minis
Le Blévec and Delord first winners
samedi 8 décembre 2001 –
About 50 people answered to SeaSailSurf.com invitation to congratulate the most regular skippers of the season. Winner in the Prototypes division, Yves Le Blévec, skipper of the Finot design n°151, has been offered a special helmet from the american company SailSafety.com (see the photo). Alain Delord, winner in the Serie division with his Pogo n°211 has won a helmsman seat offered by the shipyard from Brest Brest #brest Latitude 48°24’.
After this 2001 season and its main event, the single handed Transat 650, some sailors will prepare a new year of races at the helm of their 6.50 open yacht. Other are alreay preparing new challenges. Yves Le Blévec has not already made his choice. Yannick Bestaven, second of the Trophée SeaSailSurf.com des Minis and winner of the Transat The Transat #thetransat #ostar 650, wants to enter in the next Route du Rhum Route du Rhum #RouteDuRhum at the helm of an Open 60. Jeanne Grégoire, third and first woman, will enter in the Transat AG2R Transat AG2R #TALM at the helm of a Figaro Bénéteau with Arnaud Boissières. Alain Delord is ready to do it again next year with, why not, another mini in 2003.
In 2002, a new season is waiting for the minis. SeaSailSurf.com will follow them as close as possible on the web in its sport sailing news and after each race with the Trophée SeaSailSurf.com des Minis 2002. Rendez-vous in the port of calls and on the web for this new big mini season to come.
Boat show quotes
Alain Delord : "I keep my boat for myself next year so I will still be racing in the 650 class. This ranking is a good idea. It goes with the mini spirit. A ranking by points makes us wanting to enter in all the races !"
Yves Le Blévec : "If I can continue to sail, I do it again ! My experience in the 650 class was great. I have learnt lots of things. Before this season, I didn’t know offshore and single handing sailing. Now, I want to improve my skills. This ranking is nice. We have to make good results all along the year. It celebrates the most regular skippers."
Yannick Bestaven : "I have talked with Lalou Roucayrol to sail aboard the trimaran Banque Populaire. I will start the year as crew for the grand-prix. In the same time, I try to launch a challenge for the Rhum Race. I think about Yves Parlier’s monohull which I already know as I have sailed aboard feww times. But going from the mini to the Open 60 is not easy ! It is another organisation Organisation #organisation and another budget !"
2001 final ranking
|1||DELORD Alain : 365||LE BLEVEC Yves : 425 pts|
|2||DUVAL Frédéric : 353||BESTAVEN Yannick : 365|
|3||MIRABEL Michel : 353||GRÉGOIRE Jeanne : 335|
|4||DESPORT Olivier : 317||LEIBOVICI Karen : 319|
|5||LAUTROU Pierre-Yves : 304||BOISSIÈRES Arnaud : 318|
|6||AYRAULT Stéphane : 292||DOUGUET Corentin : 290|
|7||STEPHAN Bruno : 285||GUÉRIN Ronan : 279|
|8||LE BRAS Loic : 273||THOMPSON Brian : 278|
|9||FAVRE Hervé : 228||DAVIES Samantha : 268|
|10||CHOCHON Thomas : 218||PARNAUDEAU Benoit : 251|
|62 classés||66 classés|
Full ranking : http://www.pipof.com/seasailsurf/d_...