Peacock Avenue - La Trinité-sur-mer
The 2014 Int. 8-Metre World Cup is over and what a great success it was! The regatta stood out through its Corinthian spirit with countless volunteers making us all feel welcome, proud of their Brittany, proud of their club and proud to host the 8-Metre Worlds.
29 boats competed in bright sunshine and near perfect sailing conditions. New comers to the class were welcomed, ranging from the 1911 William Fife III “Lucky Girl” to the brand new and spectacular 2014 Fauroux designed modern Miss Universal. From gaff rig to carbon sails, from galvanised wire to PBO, from deep rooted classics to a hyper innovative tandem keel. Champions raced their races, but without question one need not win a regatta to have a really great time !!
Thank you Societe Nautique de la Trinite-sur-mer for an outstanding championships, thank you to all the owners and crews for bringing the boats to compete in such good comradery and friendship.
Our class is 107 young and the end is not in sight. Lets keep the momentum and keep on racing in great places with these great boats.
The full results will be posted in the coming 24 hours and the full report will follow soonest.
John Lammerts van Bueren
The picture shows part of the fleet, packed up and ready to drive home, what a sight!
[Final Results - Detail]