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Aircalin Match Racing Cup at Cercle Nautique Calédonien this weekend

by Laurence Bouchet 29 Jul 22:59 BST 1-2 August 2020
Aircalin Match Racing Cup 2020 © Laurence Bouchet

The CNC Yacht Club organizes the Aircalin Match Racing Cup from August 1st to 2nd in Baie des Citrons.

2020, an event revisited: The Aircalin Match Racing Cup is an international Match Racing competition that the CNC has been organising for 13 years. Due to the covid crisis, the Aircalin Match Racing Cup will gather this year only the best local crews: the 2 defending champions 2019 (Tom Picot) and 2018 (Yann Rigal) will be present!

Our event has been integrated this year into the World Match Racing Tour. A very nice recognition for the club and its racers.

The Match Racing is the racing format of the America's Cup: duels to life and death between 2 identical boats.

Only the crew makes the difference: the first one to cross the finish line has won! The opening of the festivities takes place on Saturday 1st August at 13H30 at the sailing base of the CNC Yacht Club.

The Programme

Saturday, August 1st

  • 8h / 11 h: training
  • 12h: briefing
  • 1:30 pm: first match - phase 1 Round Robin
Sunday, August 2nd
  • 8h: meeting at the sailing base for breakfast followed by the briefing at 8h30
  • 10am: first start following the Round Robin
  • 1pm: semi-final and final
  • At the end, around 4pm, prize-giving ceremony at the sailing base

Follow the event

All matches will be followed live: Every day on Facebook: results, photos, all the info Every evening after the competition, a press release will be sent to you. Press Boat at your disposal on simple call 79.31.39

The teams taking part

Tom Picot, Valentin Alakiletoa, Ysaline Demaret, Victor Goyard - reigning winner of the Aircalin Match Racing Cup - participation in the Youth Match Racing World Championship in Ackland in February 2019 alongside Aurélien Pierroz.

Yann Rigal, Théo Boré, Céleste Mathieu, Josselin Dupont - 2018 winner and 2019 vice-champion, he fell to Tom in the final in 2019, a revenge to be taken.

Tugdual Piriou, Mathieu Landrieu, Christine Gaillard, Awen Guttin - Crew that combines experience and new talent. Tugdual has won the Caledonian podium of the event on several occasions and sailed in international Match Races.

Corentin Goulon, Thomas Hautier, Benjamin Benhayoun, Emilie Bouchet: the club's hopeful team, the crew has distinguished itself in double-handed races on light sailboats. Corentin Goulon has a great deal of experience as a crew member on international Match Races.

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