Dutch win Round-The-Island Race at Cata Cup

Published on November 21st, 2015

Saint-Barth (November 21, 2015) – Day three at the St-Barth Cata Cup called for the round-the-island race, which set off at 10:30 a.m. in generally good sailing conditions. The wind quickly died down, forcing the race committee to move the finish line forward at Coco. With a 0.2 knots wind, some boats had to get towed back to St-Jean beach.

They had finished second on the first race day and stayed in the top ten yesterday. It was only a question of time before the crew from the Netherlands, Delnooz /Van Leeuwen, won a race. “You want to try to sail the shortest distance and most of the time that is the closest to the Island, and thankfully it’s also the best view of the scenery,” said Jeroen Van Leeuwen.

“We go from one surprise to another on this edition of the Cata Cup,” explained Didier Flamme, PRO of the race committee. “This morning, we left for a round-the-island race with favorable conditions and the more we progressed towards Grenadins, the more the wind started to die down with raindrops setting in. We decided to stop the race at Coco.”

Round-The-Island Race Results (Top 10 of 53)
1- NED 2 (ODP2) Elke Delnooz and Jeroen Van Leeuwen
2- FRA 1796 (Caraïbes Cleaning) David Guiheneuc and Noa Turskti
3- FRA 007 (ODP1) Jean-Christophe Mourniac and Alexandre Dekytspotter
4- BEL 1 (St-Barth Sail Racing Team) Patrick Demesmaecker and Olivier Gagliani
5- USA 7 (Tradewind Aviation) Todd Ricardi and Evan Aras
6- AUS 888 (Emeraude Plage) Carolijn Brouwer and Darren Bundock
7- CAN 443 (Julbo) Olivier Pilon and Jean-Pierre Desrochers
8- FRA 1844 (O’Corail) Turenne Laplace and Patrick Laplace
9- FRA 29 (Float and Shoot) Pierre-Yves Durand and Antoine Le Corre
10- USA 80 (St-Barth Properties) John Casey and Colin Page

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About the St-Barth Cata Cup

The 8th edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup is a high-calibre event where F18 catamaran enthusiasts come together under the Caribbean sun. After three editions in 1992, 1993 and 1994, the St. Barth Cata Cup was relaunched in 2008 by Vincent Jordil, Jeff Ledee and Thierry Linares. The St. Barth Cata Cup brings together competitors of various nationalities, from world champions to Saint Barth residents.

Report by Dominique Ladouceur

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