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GROUPAMA GARANCIA F18 CATAMARAN WORLD CUP

GROUPAMA GARANCIA F18 CATAMARAN WORLD CUP BALATONFÜRED 01.07-08.07.2011

 

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200 boats, world-class racers, amazing speed, action, gorgeous sight – catamaran World Cup, sporting event of the year! Thanks to the Balatonfüred Yacht Club and Groupama Garancia Insurance the main sponsor of the event, Hungary could get into the circulation of the yachting elite of the world with the held of a palatial competition. In 2011 the sailing sport home citadel, Balatonfüred homes the field of the catamaran world cup, that is held for the first time in Hungary

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„In the sports sponsorship of the French-based Groupama Group, the support of pelagic yachting sport was outstanding, therefore it was especially a great honor to be the title sponsor of a momentous, spectacular sailing competition, that was held for the first time in Hungary” -   said Yann Ménétrier, the CEO of Groupama Garancia Insurance. We believed that the F18 category would made a hit among the home crowd, and that many would follow the race whether in person at lake Balaton, whether through the media” – Yan Ménétrier added. (sailing.hu)

 

The 45 to 60 minutes long races will be held at the Füred-Siófok-Tihany triangle. The foreign competitors like the shallow water of the Balaton and the often changing direction and strength wind, the organizers believe that the held of the world cup is a huge result in sport diplomacy.

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The qualifying races have finished on Wednesday at the F18 catamaran world cup: to the so called Gold- group so among the first 50, there was two Hungarian units.

According to the organizers the Váradi Szabó János, Petheő Tamás duo was on the 28th the Diószegi Zoltán and Jankovics Gábor duo were waiting for the sequel on the 48th place. The leader was the Coen de Koning, Thye Visser dutch duo.

 

Source: www.katamaran.hu

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