05 August 2016

2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup Highlights, Sailing Video

Highlights from the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup:

France victorious in the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup. Video shown at the prize giving includes interviews with winners and race officials, plus footage from the final race on day 7.

The reason why the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup stands as a pinnacle event within the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s sizeable calendar was made abundantly evident during its 13th running in late July. Video published August 1, 2016

The club’s biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews is a supreme test, held on the navigationally complex waters of the Solent and the Channel, and featuring a range of race courses – windward-leewards, round the cans, an overnight offshore race and a race around the Isle of Wight, that on this occasion took place in sun and a 20-25 knot southwesterly. It is also something of a rarity in modern grand prix yachting – an event that lasts a whole week. And to win requires a team effort: All three boats in each team must pull their weight. 

Worthy winner on this occasion was France Blue comprising Eric de Turkheim’s A13, Teasing Machine, the Prietz family’s Ker 39, GOA and yacht designer Daniel Andrieu on his Sun Fast 3200, Cifraline 4. This marked the 10th anniversary of when Commodores’ Cup legend Géry Trenteseaux last led a French team to victory. 

TEAMS:
TEAM FRANCE: (3)
FRANCE BLUE:
Teasing Machine, A13, Eric De Turckheim/Laurent Pages
GOA, Ker 39, Gilles & Samuel Prietz/Samuel Prietz
Cifraline, Sunfast 3200, Daniel Andrieu

FRANCE WHITE:
Lann Ael 2, JND 39, Didier Gaudoux
Pen Koent, First 40.7, Emmanuel Le Men
Foggy Dew, JPK1010, Noel Racine

FRANCE RED:
Stamina, JND 39, Andrew Hurst/Joe Lacey
Timeline, JPK 1080, Marc Alpérovitch
Realax, A35, Jean-Yves Le Goff/ Alexandre Korniloff

TEAM GBR: (2)
GBR RED:
La Réponse, First 40, Andrew McIrvine
Alice, Mumm 36, Simon Henning
Bengal Magic, J/35, James Chalmers

GBR BLUE:
INO, HH42, James Neville
Cobra, King 40, Michael Blair
Sunrise, JPK 1080, Tom Kneen

TEAM ISRAEL: (1)
Carlton, Tel Aviv, JPK 10.10, David Frank
Daniel, Herzliya, JND 35, Peter Morton
Dan, Israel Ker 40, Andy Williams

TEAM FLANDERS NORTH SEA: (1)
Elke, First 40, Frans Rodenburg (NED)
Dunkerque - Les Dunes de Flandre, Archambault A35, Philippe Bourgeois (FRA)
Moana, First 47.7, François Goubau (BEL)

CELTIC TEAM: (1)
Shaitan, JPK 10.80, Jock Wishart
Aurora, Corby 37, Rod Stuart & Bill Ram
Space Oddity, JPK 10.10, Marc Noël

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