In late October the Grand prix de l’Armistice was the closing event for 2010 French season.
Held at CV Bordeaux it attracted 60 entrants and was absolutely dominated by Jonathan Lobert who found a free spare week just before flying to Perth for a winter training session. Lobert won all nine races and this way confirmed his impressive 2010 campaign and a second overall at ISAF world cup. He also let sailors and observers once again measure how large is the gap between Finn experts building Olympic hopes and all the others.
Light and medium winds prevailed along six races while day two was very windy with gusts peaking at 25 knots on the huge Maubuisson Carcans lake near the Bay of Biscay coastline.
While not always leading at mark one, Jonathan sooner or later grabbed the lead everytime to take the winning horn with an impressive easiness. Behind him a fierce fight occurred between the ever consistent Laurent Hay and Marc Allain des Beauvais . It cost Marc a DSQ in race 4. In addition to 3 average results Marc current French Finn champion dropped to 6th overall to leave Alexis and Montagut two young sailors at 3rd and 4th while veteran JJ Granchamp enjoying some 40 years of sailing on the lake, remained extremely consistent next to very top sailors and finally ended 5th.
Pics By Cyril Richard Words By Francois Richard
1 FRA 112 LOBERT Jonathan 7.00 9.00
2 FRA 75 Laurent Hay 17.00 27.00
3 FRA 7 ALEXIS Stephane 32.00 51.00
4 FRA 89 MONTAGUT Benjamin 41.00 69.00
5 FRA 91 GRANCHAMP Jean jacques 41.00 70.00
6 FRA 99 ALLAIN DES BEAUVAIS Marc 43.00 118.00
7 FRA 61 MINOS Mickael 43.00 65.00
8 FRA 64 ITURRALDE Orotz 51.00 89.00
9 FRA 57 BOULAN Damien 54.00 118.00
10 FRA 8 GASTON Jean-Paul 62.00 105.00
11 FRA 28 GRALL Sebastien 76.00 150.00
12 POR 5 PINHEIRO DE MELO Jorge 81.00 155.00
13 FRA 2 MONDETEGUY Pierre 83.00 156.00
14 FRA 66 LOBERT Philippe 86.00 136.00
15 FRA117 RICHARD François 88.00 133.00