Under sunny skies, on the pontoons of the port of Tréboul, the skippers are busy on their boats with final preparations. 85 boats are expected on the starting line of the Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy on June 2nd and the weather seems to be more clement than for the Mini en Mai, a regatta starting from La Trinité which ended on May 20th and during which the skippers were often upwind in a good twenty knots. Among the skippers present for the Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy, several countries are represented: Switzerland, England, Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain, Slovenia, Ireland, Belgium but also the United States, Japan and Canada.
Of the 85 skippers, 15% are women, including Julie Simon, winner of the Pornichet Select. The average age of the competitors is around thirty but there is a big gap between the youngest, Marco Varray, aged 16 and the oldest, aged 65!
There are also a good fifteen prototypes, including the last one to come out of the shipyard, which will be racing for the first time: the 1067, named Bill and skippered by Caroline Boule. It is equipped, among other things, with a curved asymmetrical boom and a new hull shape. There are discussions, exchanges and help from each other on the pontoons, while waiting to compete on the water in a few days.
You can follow the race live with the following link: https://solusport.solustop.com/map/carto