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J/99 KING OF BLUE victorious at Les Voiles de St Tropez!

by J Composites 15 Oct 2020 19:52 BST 30 September - 8 October 2020
J/99 KING OF BLUE victorious at Les Voiles de St Tropez © J Composites

Traditionally, the mixture of classic yachts with ultra-modern boats is the main characteristic of the world-famous Les Voiles de St Tropez Regatta. Organized over a week, from September 30th to October 8th, this event offers spectacular, beautiful sailing in an exceptional environment.

From the cosy confines of St Tropez Harbour, the sailors depart each day to explore the widely varying race courses offered by the Regatta PRO in the Bay of St Tropez, truly one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world.

In this amazing challenging year, a few J/owners have managed to excel and have fun with their family and friends.

After a four day, four race event in rather changeable weather, between beautiful days with light winds and more difficult days with strong winds, the J/99 KING OF BLUE finished 1st in the IRC E Class with a remarkably consistent record of 1-2-4-2-3 - virtually all podium finishes.

We had a chance to catch up with Pascal Fan, owner of KING OF BLUE:

"We are very happy with our racing at Les Voiles. This year has been very special for us, we bought the J/99 at the beginning of the year, before the Covid-19 crisis. We were only able to sail regattas in the spring. In fact, during the Sémac Trophy, we were fortunate to have finished 3rd overall!

"It is with great pleasure that we've participated in this 2020 edition of Les Voiles in St Tropez. We are so happy and so grateful to participate as a family and with friends. During the various coastal races, we were around 3rd or 4th on the downwind legs and 1st on the upwind legs. Our J/99 KING OF BLUE is the real bomb! We were all delighted to sail on board! You really have to try it to enjoy!"

Find out more about the J/99 at www.jcomposites.eu/j99-sport-sailboat

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