First day of the finales for 11 crews of the Golden circle and 9 of the Silver circle!
After 5 rounds run under 10-12 knots of wind on average in the natural harbour for the finalists of the Golden circle, it is unmistakably the French Vikings of the Normandy crew FRA2 that put everybody all right by by gaining not less than 3 rounds and by taking the lead of the temporary general ranking)this evening!
Both Australian crews have performed with a beautiful regularity and end 2nd and 3rd of the temporary ranking
The Bittany women crew of FRA3 continues to fight but some less good rounds present them with a 4th place.
Neverstheless, they keep their place of first feminine crew to the general, the Netherlands crew closing the ranking of the Golden circle.
The Chinese Team realized a beautiful round giving them a deserved 5th place.
The suspense will be great for the last day of competition because no crew will be ready to leave its place to be crowned World champion!
” We made a first average round but we recovered well and analyzed our errors. Then there was a great alchemy and we felt comfortable in laborer, speed and tactics. We are going to give everything tomorrow! ” Pierrick Letouzé, skipper of the crew FRA2, France. 1th in the temporary general ranking.
” We try to give the best of ourself since the beginning of the competition but the level of the other competitors is rather high. We are satisfied by our place the general ranking because we have not much experience at this level and we took time to understand and adapt us to the stretch of water and to the weather report. ” Chuancheng ZHOU, skipper of the crew of China, 5th in the temporary general ranking.