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7 September 2007, 05:24 pm
A Unique First Day
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SL16 Gold Cup

30 crews from two continents participated in the second SIRENA SL16 GOLD CUP. The first day two races took place with the participation of the two 'sponsors' Frank CAMMAS and Bruno PEYRON.
Ahead of the fleet after these two races were BUTLER and SUTLIFFE two young British champions.

'Racing against champions on the SL16 in this world competition is a fantastic event for us ; we are confronted to the best sailors of the world with a unique and modern cat this is a great experience for all of us. It is a unique opprotunity to prepare future worlds competitions.'

The same day, the 'Champions Cup' took place with nine famous sailors including : Olympic Champions, Multiple World Champions, and multiple World Records holders:

Bruno PEYRON - with a youth sailor on board
Yves LODAY also the architect of the SL16
Rob WHITE also one key builder of the Sirena SL16
Lionel LEMONCHOIS winner of the Route du Rhum

The SLICA16 class association was very proud to have all these 9 champions whom came and participated with enthusiasm to support the young sailors of the SECOND SL16 GOLD CUP.

Frank CAMMAS who was teaming with with Perrine VANGILVE, twice world champion in wind surfing, declared 'I learned a lot during this regatta'.

Bruno PEYRON declared 'the feeling is great but totally different from what I am used to...only the tactical approach is the same.'
Didier Chaussonier (As Amended by ISAF)
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