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Novembre 23, 2014

St-Barth Cata Cup :New winners on the Island


Morgan Lagravière and Arnaud Jarlegan first at the St-Barth Cata Cup

Architectonik wins the 7th edition of the regatta

PRIX MARCHE U © Pascal AlemanyEveryone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the 7th edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public.

 

Consistency paid off for the one who will be leading the Safran sailing team at the next Vendée Globe. The Champion of France of the Course au Large en Solitaire 2012 really enjoyed himself on board his F18 with partner and friend Arnaud Jarlegan. « It was tight up until the last race and it’s even more fun to win an event when you need to battle until the very end. Once again, Arnaud and I had a lot of fun since we are buddies before being teammates. When you enjoy yourself while doing something you love, it’s double the fun », explainedMorgan.

 

By winning, the Lagravière-Jarlegan duo took the title from Cammas and Vandame, champions of the last edition. « It was very close, and the closest it is, the happier we are in the end. The last time I raced against Franck in a raid, I had the chance to beat him so it’s somewhat of a revenge », said the one who  spent most of the year working on his monohull.

 

The final standing of the 2014 edition of the St-Barth Catacup

1- FRA 124 (Architectonik) Morgan Lagravière and Arnaud Jarlegan

2- AUS (ODP1) Franck Cammas and Matthieu Vandame

3- 17 (Nikki Beach) Billy Besson and Marie Riou

4- USA 80 (St Barth Properties) John Casey and Colin Page

5- FRA 901 (Diamond Genesis) Emmanuel Boulogne and Vincent Boulogne

 

Wind and waves

As expected, the weather conditions were rather rough for the racers. The strong winds caused some delays and even race cancellations to ensure maximum security for the participants. However, the variable sea conditions lead to interesting strategic choices from the racers, especially amongst the leaders.

 

The Cata Cup : a development tool for the F18 class

James Baeckler, President of the F18 class is delighted with the 7th edition and the way the event showcases F18. « It’s a wonderful event and the one which generates the most media coverage. The racing level is interesting but the magic of F18 is that we can organize events with amateurs and champions alike, and that is wonderful. »



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St-Barth Cata Cup :New winners on the Island
Novembre 23, 2014

Morgan Lagravière and Arnaud Jarlegan first at the St-Barth Cata Cup Architectonik wins the 7th edition of the regatta


St Barth Cata Cup 2014 : Design Affairs Prize
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Franck Cammas and Matthieu Vandame take the first day 51 boats on the starting line

St Barth Cata Cup 2014 : Game on ! The wind picked-up and the race will be heavy going for the 7th edition
November 20, 2014

The boats are ready and the sailors have all had a chance to test their catamarans in a very rigorous St-John Bay. The conditions will be windy at the start of this 7th edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup. Sailors will be facing winds from the West at 18 knots with stronger gusts at 22 knots on the first race day.

Record number of mixed teams
November 12, 2014

The new Olympic catamaran format has influenced the number of registrants for the mixed team category at this year’s St Barth Cata Cup. Women will be well represented, with nine teams including female coxswains or crew members.

Countdown to the 7th edition of the St Barth Cata Cup
October 30, 2014

In less than 20 days, 120 F18 amateurs will take on St. Jean Bay!

Seventh edition of St. Barth Cata Cup
October 16, 2014

Friendly US rivalry on the Island   Micheal Easton and Tripp Burd swap teams for the event

Seventh edition of St. Barth Cata Cup
September 23, 2014
© © Pierrick Contin
Olympic duel on the island: John Casey to take on Billy Besson 60 teams signed up for hugely popular regatta  

THE MAGIC OF THE ST BARTH CATA CUP
23/03/2014
© © Pierrick Contin
      On November 19-23, 2014, Saint Barthélemy will once again fall under the spell of the St Barth Cata Cup. As this exceptional regatta celebrates its 7th edition, the number of sailors who want to participate continues to grow…