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2014 Voiles du Vieux Port: A Great Success Under the Provence Sun

Written by Marc Pagnier Published Jun 27, 2014 Marc Pagnier

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Voiles du Vieux Port is a four-day sailing race in Marseille, accompanied by four days of bespoke weather and four days of happiness on land and in water.

Frédéric Berthoz, President of the Association française des yachts de tradition summed up the event:

This 12th edition is one of the most successful. The weather was perfect. There was some wind that arrived every evening, at the moment of the parties. This edition gathered around forty classic sailing boats. The nice surprise was to discover, in this race, boats like Denebola, Ran II and Mignon. We may hear a lot about Mignon in the coming future because it is a boat of potential. The future? We have to ensure the continued existence of this event. We have demonstrated that the organization of the Voiles du Vieux Port by the five Marseille clubs works. The five clubs, namely le CNTL*, la Pelle, la SNM*, l’UNM* and l’YCPR* each possesses a unique culture but are all united to promote this martime heritage.”

Epoque Aurique
1/ Moonbeam of Fife, Erwan Noblet (SN St-Tropez)
2/ Oriole, Jean-François Béhar (YCN)
3/ Nan of Fife, Philippe Menhinick (SN Marseille)

Epoque Marconi 1
1/ Jour de Fête, Elise Garcin (SN Marseille)
2/ Andale, Laurent Vernet (SN Marseille)
3/ Irene VIII, Thomas Roche (SN Marseille)

Epoque Marconi 2
1/ Sonda, Eric Leprince (SN Marseille)
2/ Skanda, Eric Coll (SN St-Tropez)
3/ Atalante, Sirven Villards (YC La Grande Motte)

Classique Marconi 1
1/ Sagittarius, Thierry Lafitte (SR Antibes)
2/ Galvana, Pella Borja (Real Club Nautico Barcelone)
3/ Glen-Mael, Jean-Philippe Gervais (SN Marseille)

Classique Marconi 2
1/ Maria Giovanna, Jean-Pierre Sauvan (SN St-Topez)
2/ Kertios, Franck Bourriot (SN Marseille)
3/ Ratafia, Carl Ollivier (CN Istres)

1/ Paihere, Denis Villerme (SNH Toulon)
2/ Kis, Theo Daniel (Cogolin)
3/ Paul Brune, Sylvie Theric Holzmann (CNTL)

*CNTL: Cercle Nautique et Touristique du Lacydon
SNM: Société Nautique de Marseille
UNM: Union Nautique Marseillaise
YCPR: Yachting Club de la Pointe Rouge

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