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Gardel Trophy - 17 and 18 March 2007

The weather conditions were ideal with sunshine and wind varying from 15 to 20 knots, yet several competing boats suffered mishaps due to technical problems.

Leaving from Saint-Francois, the beach cats were joined this year by cruising cats. This third edition of the regatta was broken down into three courses: a coastal course on the first day leading sailors around Petite-Terre having stayed off Saint-Francois as far as the Kawann buoy. The problems started after 1h30 of racing for the Class 10 EIB-Marina Bas du Fort, forced to abandon the race due to a tear in the main sail. For the speed feet HP Team, a dismasting near Petite-Terr forced the crew to abandon the race completely. The incident happened under spinnaker, leaving two crew in the water with one attached to the spinnaker sheet. Point a la Ligne came to their assistance and was rewarded with a 15 minute time bonus for the gesture.
For the rest of the weekend, after a traditional Saturday evening party, two windward/leeward courses on Sunday completed the rankings. A prize giving worthy of Saint-Francois with all the municipality present completed the weekend.

Racing :

  1. Voile 44, Jimmy Dreux
  2. L’Americano, Christophe Wilzius
  3. EIB-Marina Bas du Fort, Valentin Franck

Racing-Cruising :

  1. Paulista, Jean-Marc Noëll
  2. Biometal, Pascal Durand
  3. Sophaïa, Patrick Charre


  1. Point à la ligne, Pascal Letoffe
  2. L’Orchidée, Raymond Briere
  3. Ti Max, Mathieu Guengant

Multihull :

  1. Coco Kafé, Alexandre Bonvoisin
  2. Stormy, Jean-Pierre Lafarge
  3. Région Guadeloupe, Claude Thélier


  1. Dell-Snickers, Pascal Marchais
  2. Tip Top, Thomas Bohl
  3. Valentin Marchais/Ronan Boulard 
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