Saturday, 31 July 2010

Internationaux de France de Match Racing: Tricolour Domination on the First Day of Racing

Reuben Corbett (NZL) gets the better of Philippe Presti (FRA). Image copyright Bruno Bouvry/

by Caroline Beaufils (abbreviated in translation by SailRaceWin)

The first day of the Internationauy de France de Match Racing commenced in optimal conditions. Light breezes in the morning gave way to moderate west-southwest winds in the afternoon. The 12 teams were able to complete 10 flights during the day. Results after the first day are: 1. Mathieu Richard (FRA), 2= Philippe Presti (FRA) and Reuben Corbett (NZL), 4. Eugeiny Neugodnikov (RUS), 5. Damien Iehl (FRA).

Michele Perris (MON), as in Slovenia, has Adam Minoprio (NZL) on his crew. The crew is composed of Michele Perris, Adam Minoprio (NZL), Pierluigi de Felice (ITA - a national umpire in NZ) and David Swete (NZL - from Minoprio's BlackMatch Racing team).

Internationaux de France de Match Racing/Trophée Manu Minard