Other notable sailors in attendance include British record (44.03) holder Dave WHITE, French record (45.51) holder David GARREL and Women's 2004 PWA racing champion Allison SHREEVE (AUS), who is aiming to surpass Karin JAGGI's (SUI) 41.25 knot world record set in April this year.
Also looking to make an appearance between his other autumn commitments is Antoine ALBEAU (FRA), who will be a force on the Canal. The returning sailors include Martin VAN MEURS (NED), Francesco D'URSO, Henrik KLAGGES (GER) and Jean-Baptiste GAUTIER (FRa), all keen to continue their Canal legacies. Newcomers Massimo MASSERINI (ITA) and Markus POELTENSTEIN (AUT) are searching for national record glory.
The final three places we are awaiting confirmation from several sailors and we will release their names once they have committed to the event.