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Semaine Olympique de La Rochelle

Cammas wins clash of the titans in La Rochelle

Supermum leads Poland to complete clean sweep in the RS:X windsurfing

dimanche 13 octobre 2013Information FF Voile

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To a long list, including being the Jules Verne Trophy record Record #sailingrecord breaker and the winner of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Franck Cammas can now add the 2013 Nacra 17 champions of the Semaine Olympique Française (SOF). It may not be his greatest but he beamed like a boy with a new toy as he took a step closer to his last blooming dream of representing France at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Cammas, 40 and crew Sophie de Turckheim, 32, the oldest pair competing in La Rochelle, did it the hard way after another disastrous start saw them forced to tack behind the fleet. But they worked their way back and were a clear second on the line ahead of three other boats that could have won gold.

Women’s RS:X

Despite a difficult medal race, Poland’s supermum, Zofia Klepacka, easily won the women’s RS:X. Klepacka, the Olympic bronze medalist, took a 16-point lead into the race and perhaps a headache after starting the party early in La Rochelle on Saturday night. She needed to finish eighth or better but France’s Eugenie Ricard needed to win and she could only finish third and lost the silver to New Zealand’s Natalia Kosinska, who won the medal race.

“It was a really hard race, the wind changed all the time,” Klepacka said. “I was at the first mark in third and then I finished seventh. I was still good on the second upwind and I was sure there was something coming on the right, but nothing and I was stuck. But I had a very quiet situation with the points. I was sailing my own race, in these conditions it’s best not to look too much at the others. My coach (Pawel Kowalsky) is really happy.

“I slept about seven hours but I drank a little bit. It was an early celebration. Nobody believes I had a baby three months ago. I’m happy I have a baby, sailing is extra for me. I do this for fun, some competitors are sailing but they don’t enjoy it, I think it’s important to have fun. I will be ice boarding this winter, I put my windsurfing sail on it and that’s my winter training, it’s so fun. I’ll do it on the lake in Warsaw maybe it’s the key to being the best, I invite everyone to Poland when it’s minus 20 to try ice boarding.”

Men’s RS:X

Poland’s Piotr Myszka won the men’s RS:X despite France’s Julien Bontemps winning the medal race. Myszka, who led by nine points going into the medal race needed to finish fifth or better to be sure of gold. Myszka, the 2010 world champions, had a poor start. “I was trying to cover Julien at the start but then we kept getting close and I didn’t want to get a penalty so I gave some distance,” he said. “I knew I had the power to pump in these light wind conditions so I wasn’t worried. I thought there was a left shift but it didn’t happen so I was eighth at the first upwind, at that point I was losing the regatta. But I passed three guys and was fourth by the second upwind and I wasn’t going to be passed and Prem (Przemyslaw Miarczynski, Poland’s bronze medalist at the London 2012 Olympics), was behind me and was OCS so needed to make a turn anyway.

“It feels good. It’s a great way to finish the season. Winter has started in Poland so I think I’ll be doing more skiing than windsurfing now.”


Finn :

  • 1-Scott Giles (GBR) : 19 pts
  • 2-Deniss Karpak (EST) : 30 pts
  • 3-Piotr Kula (POL) : 33 pts
  • 4- Jonathan Lobert (FRA) : 39 pts
  • 6- Thomas Le Breton (FRA) : 44 pts

49er FX :

  • 1-Sarah Steyaert / Julie Bossard (FRA) : 16 pts
  • 2-Laura Schoefegger / Elsa Lovrek (AUT) : 36pts
  • 3-Marion Leprunier / Alizée Gadel ( FRA) : 38 pts

49er :

  • 1-Manu Dyen /Stéphane Christidis (FRA) : 28 pts
  • 2- Stefano Cherin / Andrea Tesei ( ITA) : 37 pts
  • 3- Julien D’Ortoli / Noé Delpech (FRA) : 40 pts
  • 4- Giuseppe Angilella/ Pietro Zucchetti (ITA) : 45 pts

470 Hommes :

  • 1- Pierre Leboucher / Nicolas Le Berre (FRA) : 17pts
  • 2-Sofian Bouvet / Jérémie Mion (FRA) : 20 pts
  • 3-Mathias Schmid / Florian Reichstaedter (AUT) : 49 pts
  • 4-Nicolas Charbonnier / Sébastien Durand (FRA) : 50 pts

470 Femmes :

  • 1-Lara Vadlau / Jolanta Ogar (AUT) : 19 pts
  • 2-Camille Lecointre / Hélène Defrance (FRA) : 20 pts
  • 3-Amy Seabright / Anna Carpenter (GBR) : 43 pts

RS : X Hommes :

  • 1-Piotr Myszka (POL) : 39 pts
  • 2- Julien Bontemps (FRA) : 42 pts
  • 3- Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) : 54 pts
  • 4- Louis Giard (FRA) : 61 pts
  • 5- Pierre Le Coq (FRA) : 64 pts

RS : X Femmes :

  • 1-Sofia Klepacka (POL) : 39 pts
  • 2- Natalia Konsinska (NZL) : 45 pts
  • 3- Eugénie Ricard (FRA) : 47 pts
  • 6-Charline Picon (FRA) : 75 pts

Nacra 17 :

  • 1- Franck Cammas / Sophie De Turckheim (FRA) : 46 pts
  • 2- Iker Martinez / Tara Pacheco (ESP) : 53 pts
  • 3- Billy Besson / Marie Riou (FRA) : 56 pts
  • 8-Moana Vaireaux / Manon Audinet (FRA) : 75 pts
  • 9- Audrey Ogereau / Matthieu Vandame : 81 pts

Laser :

  • 1-Rutger Van Schaardenburg (NED) : 30 pts
  • 2- Nicholas Heiner (NED) : 38 pts
  • 3- Marco Gallo (ITA) : 40 pts
  • 11-Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) : 54 pts

Laser radial :

  • 1-Marie Barrue (FRA) : 28 pts
  • 2- Marthe Eide Enger (NOR) : 30 pts
  • 3-Line Flem Hoest (NOR) : 32 pts

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