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The weekend of the Grand Prix LES AMBASSADEURS played with the nerves of the sailors as irregular and changing wind conditions obliged them to be patient. Okalys-Corum, skipped by Nicolas Grange won the regatta brilliantly with a number of wise strategic choices. In second place, Guy de Picciotto and his team Zen Too were able to break out champagne and celebrate their overall first place in the Vulcain Trophy. Ylliam-Comptoir-Immobilier with Guillaume Bureau and Bertrand Demole took a very nice third place, winning notably the last regatta of the weekend.

For Nicolas Grange, winner of the Grand Prix, «the light wind conditions over the last two days enabled us to bet on a different strategy than the other teams, and this has worked rather well.» Fred Le Peutrec on Zen Too, in second place at the Grand Prix LES AMBASSADEURS and first of the Vulcain Trophy, also highlights that

« wind variations on Geneva lake obliged the team to remain vigilant, persistent and work hard even in the last meters of the regatta.” His teammate Christophe Lassègue, winner of the Bol d’Or on Foncia in 2009 confirms the good spirit on board: «Guy de Picciotto plays an important role on board but also puts us in favorable conditions to perform well.»Alinghi finished sixth of the Grand Prix but is third in the overall rating, followed closely by Realstone and Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing. Ylliam-Comptoir Immobilier, Tilt and Nickel will be fighting hard for the 6th place while SUI9, Veltigroup and Oryx close the ranking. The championship remains very open and the next regattas taking place in June 7-8-9 during the Open de Versoix II and the Genève-Rolle, will be very disputed. The key and the most difficult challenge during these regattas will be to be regular throughout the season.

Grand Prix LES AMBASSADEURS results :

1.Okalys-Corum
2. Zen Too
3.Ylliam-Comptoir Immobilier
4.Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing
5.Realstone sailing
6.Alinghi
7.Nickel
8.Tilt
9.Veltigroup
10.SUI9
11.Oryx