'It was an excellent day, and we really sailed very well,'
said the new holder of the Manu Minard Trophy, before revealing it is the first time he had sailed on the J/80s used in Pornichet. He added, 'We are not accustomed to doing many Grade 1 events and we were very happy to be invited. The organization of the event was perfect and from now on we want to return every year!'
World #2 Mathieu RICHARD (FRA) did not have his best event, finishing seventh overall, but still had plenty of praise for the young Australian stars. 'Torvar is really the revelation of the regatta,' he said. 'It is a new crew full of potential which has sailed exceptionally well from the first day to the last.'