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19 Apr 2008

2008 Spring Cup

The 33rd International Spring Cup has just been sailed at Sanary-sur-mer (France) from 6th to 12th April. 38 crews from 18 nations, including a lot of crews selected for the Olympic Games, took part in this event. As usual in this event, both men and women sailed together in one fleet.

Eight races were sailed within the first four days under strong winds of 20-25 knots, and the races of the last two days, including the Medal race, had to be cancelled due to too strong weather conditions with windspeed higher than 30 knots and big waves.

The organiser (Societe Nautique de Sanary) and the Race Committee did a great job to make a top quality event both ashore and on the sailing area. Surprisingly the International Jury did not get any protest or request for redress to hear, due probably to the strong conditions under which the races were sailed.

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