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ORMA Grand Prix - Groupama Takes It


The Lorient Grand Prix was completed on Sunday with the victory of Frank Cammas and his crew on Groupama who won this event at their home port for the second year running, after a great duel with Geant

Three races were run on Sunday in a south westerly wind of 20 knots with a 3 to 4 metre swell, and for the first time during this Grand Prix, the trimarans raced under reduced sail (a reef in the mainsail and a staysail) before re-hoisting full sail for the last race. The testing conditions favoured the most experienced teams such as Groupama, Banque Populaire and Belgacom, the latter two taking victories on the last day.   more...


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