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5 July 2002, 07:37 am
Dunkerque to Cherbourg - Région Ile de France Wins First Offshore Race
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© Jean Marie Liot / Tour Voile 2002

Tour de France a la Voile

Jimmy Pahun snatched victory in the first 187-mile offshore race from Dunkerque to Cherbourg. His boat Région Ile de France crossed the finish line at 24:02:40 only two minutes ahead of Nantes-St-Nazaire, skippered by Pierre Loïc Berthet.
British boat Panther Team GBR of Rob Greenhalgh came home in third but for the moment this result is not being counted as they failed to pass a mark `Antifer'. There is a jury hearing scheduled for tomorrow at 1300.

Therefore, Marseille, skippered by Dimitri Deruelle, who came in forth, is provisionally third. Student boat Force EDC skippered by Australia¹s Simon Sutherland had a very good race and managed to finish in sixth. Owen Modral's Royal Thames came 22nd. After such a long and demanding first offshore leg it was remarkable that the fleet managed to finish in such a tight pack.

Dunkerque to Cherbourg
Race 5 results before jury: offshore race from

1. Région Ile de France / Jimmy Pahun
2. Nantes-St-Nazaire / Pierre Loïc Berthet
3. Marseille / Dimitri Deruelle
4. Ville de Genève Carrfour Prévention / Etienne David
5. Kenzo / Marc Thiercelin
6. Force EDC / Simon Sutherland
7. Cassis Maugio Carnon Bernard Mallar
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