As in previous years, the multihull specialists in the sailing world will be meeting up in the south of France, at La Grande Motte, for the 23rd Trophée Clairefontaine.
Once again this year they will be competing on equal terms, in strictly identical 7.65m catamarans. So, who will succeed Franck Cammas (2009), Loick Peyron (2010) and Nicolas Charbonnier (2011)?
Although the first two will not be able to defend their chances, because of busy schedules - the same applies to Michel Desjoyeaux, another 'big shot' in the discipline - Nicolas Charbonnier will defend his title against François Gabart, Claire Leroy, Jérôme Clerc, Jérémie Beyou, Fred Le Peutrec, Daniel Souben and Bertrand Pacé... The cream, and a good spectacle in view!
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