• Big Breeze Blows Through Marseille Challenging Nacra 15 Worlds

    The calm before the storm ( Sunday October 20th)

    From Australia to the United States of America and Tahiti and Denmark... the best sailors in the world have chosen to meet here in Marseille’s South Bay from October 19th to October 25th.

    Today the 80 boats were divided in two fleets; they have started their race for the world title with a 5 to 15-knot- east wind.

    For them it has been the first opportunity to compete on the future Olympic site of the Paris 2024 Olympics.

    NOTE: The easterly increased Monday, pushing teams to their physical limits when these images were taken by Laurens Morel/ https://saltycolours.com
    Racing for Tuesday has been cancelled do to excessive winds.

    Interview of the day – Corinne Aubert, Principal race officer

    "Today, each group has managed to do four races, under an unusually rainy sky. Everything went just fine, regarding the weather conditions. Four races for each group, this means the results will be validated. Eight superb starts were launched, no recall procedure which made both the coaches and the organizers pretty happy!

    The days to come will probably be difficult: heavy wind making the sailing conditions unsure, this is why we have been very happy with the organization of this first day. We have taken everything there was to take, efficiency first!

    Provisional ranking before jury decision – October 21st2019

    Georgia PAYNE & Nathan BRYANT (AUS) – 17 points
    Thomas PROUST & Lou BERTHOMIEU (FRA) – 17 points
    Andrea SPAGNOLLI & Alice CIALFI (ITA) – 18 points

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