2017 RS:One Convertible European Open Championships – 8th to 13th July 2017 Penmarc’h Brittany France – Day 2 report

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France strikes back! 

The RS:Convertible Class, in partnership with the FFV and the Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, is proud to organize the 2017 RS:One Convertible European Championships.

This Championship is the first Worldwide Wind Foiling event organized and sanctioned from international organization and titles.

The Championship, opened to all, allows international racers to compete through innovative race formats like The Pulsar (compact slalom), the Super 8 (long distance), and the Regatta (America’s Cup style). Courses are set up in a way that the on-shore audience can enjoy the races.

The RS:One Convertible is a multi-generational and universal Wind Foiling Class. It’s coming from the same Pedigree of the RS:X Convertible with more accessible features such 7.8 rig for the men, 7.0 for the women, 7.0 for the youth boys & 6.3 for the youth girls (under 18).

Thirty-four top world class racers from 4 continents mixing the new generation and legends such Olympic silver medalist Julien Bontemps, RS:X European Champion Thomas Goyard, RS:X Russian Champion Maxim Oberemko, PWA Windfoil Champion Sebastian Kornum and IFCA Youth World Champion Nathan Doom are battling hard to become the first European Champions.

Another intense day of foil racing today in Brittany with 2 “Super 8” long distances and 2 stadium racing “Regatta” races. France took back the leading positions in the Men and Women fleet with Thomas Goyard firing 3 bullets and Guilbaud Maelle. Nathan Doom sees his teammate from New Caledonia Corto Dumond taking the lead while the third place is now in the hand of Malo Maisonneuve. No changes in the youth Women fleet controlled by Lola Sorin.

Tomorrow, the forecast is very promising with gusts up to 30 knots. The committee will probably decide to switch in fin mode for insane Slalom “Pulsar” races.

Stay tuned for more racing action tomorrow!

To see the current stats and for more information click here.