One of the most popular events for the Mediterranean Trophy in the Marseilles J/70 fleet is the Massilia Cup held off Marseilles, France. An eight-boat fleet was hosted by the Le Cercle Nautique et Touristique du Lacydon. Boats were treated to widely varying weather conditions, with a stormy, wet, rainy Saturday as a low-pressure system passed through the French Riviera to a gorgeous, sunny, near postcard-perfect Sunday to close the regatta. In the end, it was another victory for the TRISKELL team led by Elizabeth Vaillant with crew of Christine Briand, Veronica Mosca, Vianney Vautier and Charles Duboeuf. Their tally of 2-1-1-1 for 3 points net gave them a runaway victory. Sailing nearly as brilliantly was Marinou Papayou’s CNT’ELLES and his team of Marine Pailloux, Delphine Markt, Marie Duvignac, Antonia Boisselier and Aurelle Mourard. The tally was a mirror of TRISKELL’s, posting a 1-2-2-2 for 5 points net to take the silver. Rounding out the podium was Anthony Garcia’s JIFMAR OFFSHORE SERVICES. His team of Foad Zahedi, Alexandre Ortega Silve, Charles Baudusseau, Laura Chassaing, Durandt De Wet and Etienne Mercier were able to score 4-3-OCS-3 for 10 points net to take the bronze medal. For more French J/70 Class series information, visit

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