High winds postpone racing at C-Class Champs
Published on September 27th, 2013
Falmouth, UK (September 27, 2013) – Near gale force winds lashed the shores of Carrick Roads today, shutting down racing and all but the most adventurous kitesurfers spread throughout the 2013 International C-Class Catamaran crews.
With Franck Cammas and Louis Viat two points ahead of Billy Besson and Jeremy Lagarrigue, Cammas needs only two more victories for his Groupama C team to claim the prestigious Little Cup as the Class’s first-ever French International C-Class Champion.
Groupama’s bright green foiler has shown a significant speed advantage in most conditions, most notably upwind, foiling clear of the water during up to 80% of the upwind legs. The Swiss Hydros boats may be even faster downwind, though not nearly enough to compensate for Cammas’ upwind and light-air advantage.
Ken Docherty reporting