MAP Trophy: Ranking in the Production Category

In the Production category

869 MAHI-MAHI Benoit HANTZPERG
895 EMILE HENRY Erwan LE DRAOULEC
887 BLUE ORANGE GAMES – FAIR RETAIL Pierre CHEDEVILLE
910 CELLASTAB.COM Thomas DOLAN
909 KERHIS-CERFRANCE Tanguy BOUROULLEC
902 TBS Clarisse CREMER
906 DRAGOBERT Yannick LE CLECH
914 LPO – AGIR POUR LA BIODIVERSITE Henri LEMENICIER
893 OLIVERTESSLOFF.COM Oliver TESSLOFF
928 ESI GROUP CORIOLIS COMPOSITE David PRONO
892 GANESH Grégoire MOULY
899 MARINE NATIONALE Cedric FARON
539 ALLA GRANDE AMBECO Ambrogio BECCARIA
916 UNIFLOW Stéphane GRESSET
455 PETIT AUGUSTE & Ci Frédéric MOREAU
925 BRADFORD&CONDRIEU Pierre LE ROY
917 CHALLENGE ESPOIR MINI-TRANSAT Valentin MASSU
835 DAME ARGO Michel SASTRE
514 STARFISH Estelle GRECK
832 GOLBORNE Julien MIZRACHI
819 WWW.ANDREASDEUBEL.COM Andreas DEUBEL
742 REVE DE CINEMA Stanislas THURET
602 SISA 2 Slobodan VELIKIC
821 TREBUNNEC Loïc FAGHERAZZI
579 CACHACA Vianney DESVIGNES
929 FRANKIZ Philippe ANDRE
518 SO-BOAT.COM François DENIS
721 EXTASEA Martin CALLEBAUT
504 MANU POKI & LES BIOTECHS Elodie PEDRON
641 VOILES DES ANGES Grégoire DESPRETZ
219 MARIOLE.FR Julien BOZZOLO
903 SHAMAN – BANQUE DU LEMAN Valentin GAUTIER DNF
933 AZEN BIHAN Loïc CADIOU DNF
470 LENDUR Noel SHARPE DNS

MAP Trophy: ranking in the Prototype category

Prototype category

865 GRIFFON.FR Ian LIPINSKI
800 BON MAIS PAS UN ROND Erwann LE MENE
934 LILLIENTHAL Joerg RIECHERS
785 ROPEYE Sébastien PEBELIER
802 OPTIGESTION – FEMMES DE BRETAGNE Charlotte MERY
900 ARKEMA 3 Quentin VLAMYNCK
759 DESTINATION ILE DE RE Antoine CORNIC
667 EVA LUNA Thibault MICHELIN
788 REGION GUADELOUPE Kéni PIPEROL
614 LESAMIS.COM Frédéric GUERIN
624 BLEEDING COWBOY Nathalie DEVOUGE
791 FOXSEA LADY Camille TAQUE
431 BICHO II PUERTO SHERRY Pablo TORRES
346 ADRENALINE Edgar BYCZEK
419 VMAX Kan CHUH DSQ
551 POEMA INSURANCE Julien HEREU DNS
679 ROLL MY CHICKEN Aurélien POISSON DNS
753 WILD SIDE Emmanuel RENAUD DNS

MAP Trophy: the final outcome

12 June 2017

The 13th Marie Agnès Péron Trophy will be remembered for its intensity. Skippers went all out to complete the route, keeping to a very fast pace, using up pretty much all their mental and physical energy in the process.
Mini Class skippers are well used to prolonged efforts, yet a race of over 24 hours, with no down time and other competitors always on the attack, requires skippers to dig especially deep to remain in the race and competitive.

In Proto: a challenge on the cards

Once past Penmar’ch on the return leg of the race, Ian Lipinski must have told himself it was time to focus and move things up a gear when he caught sight of the amazing Erwan Le Méné about to overtake him on his starboard side. It can be tempting to let down your guard when you are used to leading races unchallenged. Ian clearly demonstrated the power of his prototype designed by David Raison, however he also kept a watchful eye out for Le Méné, a Morbihan-based skipper with no money but heaps of talent. No doubt that constant pressure from le Mené’s 800, ‘Bon mais pas un rond’ played a part in bringing about the Trophy’s new record finishing time, achieved by Paris-born Lipinski in 1 day 4 hours 21 minutes and 43 seconds. The former record was held by Giancarlo Pedote.

Erwan Le Méné crossed the line only 35 minutes after Lipinski’s 865.
934, a ‘big nose’ designed by Etienne Bertrand, made a strong impression on her first real outing, which points to many exciting battles to come. A challenge to the previously untouchable Griffon.fr could be just around the corner. In spite of an early set-back due to a collision, the German skipper Jorg Riechers, who is still in the process of discovering the potential of his boat and fine-tuning its performance, put on a good show. Lillienthal crossed the finishing line only just over an hour after the race’s winner.

With only a few seconds between them, Sébastien Pebelier on Ropeye and Charlotte Mery on Optigestion-Femmes de Bretagne added spice to the race and provided a crowd-pleasing finish. This bodes well for future outings as they can push their boats to even greater levels of performance.
Lastly, despite a disappointing 6th place, we can count on Quentin Vlaminck on Arkema3 to be a strong competitor in the long runs of the Atlantic crossing.

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In the Production category: High drama guaranteed

The 18min 40sec gap between the winner and the 6th place speaks volumes for the intensity of the race. The fast and furious six front-runners in this category did not, for a single moment, give an inch in their battle for the lead over the 220 nautical miles route from and to Douarnenez. At the same time, their merciless rivalry on the water is matched by indomitable friendship on the pontoons, so that each encounter is a fine pleasure to behold.

The Swiss skipper Valentin Gautier was the first to launch an attack moments after crossing the start line, and lead the race until Point Penmar’ch, when his jibboom failed and he was forced to withdraw, to his bitter disappointment. As a result, the gang of six found themselves in the lead. They took in turns to try and outwit the others to gain an advantage, chancing it and taking risks left, right and centre, making each temporary leader pay dearly for the smallest mistakes.

Inside the Maison du Nautisme in Tréboul, there was much talk around the table to make sense of these goings-on. Yet in all likelihood, Benoit Hantzperg’s northerly course past the Glénan Islands, taking him right by the rocks at the foot of the Eckmuhl lighthouse gave his boat Mahi-Mahi the tiny advantage that helped him win the race in the Production category. All credit to the Big Friendly Giant for retaining this slight edge over the rest of the gang until he reached the west of Sein and la Basse du Lis, and for not giving an inch until the finishing line in Douarnenez.

Following closely in Hantzperg’s wake, Erwan le Draoulec on ‘Emile Henry’, crossed the finishing line 2 minutes later. With only a 6min gap between him and Hantzperg, Pierre Chedeville took third place. In fourth place came the Irish skipper Tom Dolan’s Cellastab.com, whose belated sprint finish cost him a podium place. Tanguy Bouroullec on Kerhis-Cerfrance, who had lead the gang for the longest, took fifth place. Lastly Clarisse Cremer on TBS came in at 18 minutes and 40 seconds after the winning time.

All this is a sure sign that we can expect a fantastic Mini Transat, starting from La Rochelle in early October. Even more so as the other MAP Trophy finishers will want to make their mark as well. They will all be there next Sunday for the start of the Mini Fastnet. What a treat to look forward to!

Djibi

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Update in the Production category

7th in Production: 906 Yannick le Clech on Dragobert at 23h 55min. 50sec

8th in Production: Henri Lemenicier on LPO-Agir pour la Biodiversité at 00h 28min. 21sec.

9th in Production: Oliver Tessloff on Olivertessloff.com at 00h 30min. 17sec.

10th in Production: David Prono on ESI Group Coriolis Composites at 00h 31min. 09sec.

11th in Production: Grégoire Mouly on Ganesh at 00h 34min; 04sec.

12th in Production: Cédric Faron on Marine Nationale at 00h 38min. 20sec.

13th in Production: Ambrogio Beccaria on Alla Grande Ambeco at 00h 42min. 15sec.

14th in Production: Stéphane Gresset on Uniflowmarine at 01h 15min. 41sec.

15th in Production: Frédéric Moreau on Petit Auguste et Cie at 01h 16min. 46sec.

16th in Production: Pierre Le Roy on Bradfort & Condrieu at 01h 17min. 50sec.

17th in Production: Valentin Massu on Challenge Espoir Mini-Transat at 01h 22min.02sec.

18th in Production: Michel Sastre on Dame Argo at 01h 26min.29sec.

19th in Production: Estelle Greck on Starfish at 02h 22min.00sec.

20th in Production: Julien Mizrachi on Golborne at 02h 41min.03sec.

21th in Production: Andreas Deubel on www.andreasdeubel.com at 02h42min.19sec.

22th in Production: Stanislas Thuret on Rêve de Cinéma at 02h 56min.39sec.

23th in Production: Slobodan Velikic on Val Je Velik at 03h 11min.51sec.

24th in Production: Loïc Fagherazzi on Trebunnec at 03h 12min.32sec.

25th in Production: Vianney Desvignes Cachaca at 03h 12min.50sec.

26th in Production: Philippe André on Frankiz at 03h 13min.52sec.

27th in Production: François Denis on So-Boat.com at 03h 16min.32sec.

28th in Production: Martin Callebaut on Extasea at 03h 28min.59sec.

29th in Production: Elodie Pedron on Manu Poki et les Biotechs at 03h 37min.44sec.

30th in Production: Grégoire Despretz on Voiles des Anges at 05h 07min.12sec.

31th in Production: Julien Bozzolo on Mariole.fr at 06h 18min.41sec.

Update in the Prototype category

8th place in Proto: 667 Thibault Michelin on Eva Luna at 00h 02min. 05sec.

9th place in Proto: 788 Keni Piperol on Région Guadeloupe at 00h 24min. 53sec.

10th place in Proto: 614 Fred Guérin on Les-amis.fun at 00h 28min.29sec.

11th place in Proto: 624 Nathalie Devouge on Bleeding Cowboy at 00h 28min. 46sec.

12th place in Proto: 791 Camille Taque on Foxsea Lady at 01h 12min. 48sec.

13th place in Proto: 431 Pablo Torres on Bicho II at 02h 12min.09sec.

14th place in Proto: 346 Edgar Byczek on Adrénaline at 06h 20min.23sec.

15th place in Proto: 419 Kan Chuh on Vmax at 07h 44min.37sec.