The 43rd edition of the SPI OUEST France-Banque Populaire Grand Ouest delivered on its promise of great sailing and camaraderie after three days of competition. 341 boats and 1,646 sailors enjoyed sailing on the Bay of La Trinité-sur-Mer. The Societe Nautique de La Trinite sur Mer again hosted the popular event. With 17 boats, the J/70 fleet witnessed consistent sailing and tactics by Damian Michelier’s SAGE ENGINEERING SAILING TEAM—counting only podium finishes after 11 races, winning only one race but counting six seconds to win with 21 points net. Winning four races (the most of any team) and counting all top six finishes was Spain’s Luis Martin-Cabiedes crew on NOTICIA in second place. Rounding out the podium was Cyrille Teston’s J-BECRE. For more SPI OUEST France information, visit

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