Sun Fast: this is the name which identifies the range that Jeanneau dedicates to technology and sailing competitions. A historic important project which, this year, will culminate with a new British competition of the traditional Sun Fast Challenge, in addition to the French one.
This year, the competition will be rely on a special Facebook page which, in addition to following the main legs of the race, will offer a real community where boat owners and sailing enthusiasts can share ideas, pictures and much more.
Anyway, the top race is the France Sun Challenge, of which Jeanneau has recently unveiled the official programme. As usual, the competition will include four rankings: a classification for the seven Atlantic legs and a classification for the seven Mediterranean legs, each of which includes two different classes, the Sun Fast 3200 and the Sun Fast 3600. The only condition to join the race is to own one of these models with, of course, IRC certificate.
The first Sun Fast in each event receives a number of points equal to the number of Sun Fast who actually participated in the event, +10 “participation bonus” points. The second, one point less than the first, and so on, while the last one receives only the 10 participation bonus points.
Only in the last regatta of each ranking, the Pornic-Gijon-Pornic for the Atlantic classification and the Corsica Tour for the Mediterranean classification, the general classification counts double ( but the 10 participation bonus points are not doubled).
Rules are not significantly different from those of the UK Sun Fast Challenge, the new competition introduced for the UK boat owners. In this case, there are only two rankings: one classification for the Sun Fast 3200 yachts and one for the Sun Fast 3600. The event will start next May 26th with the Myth of Malham leg and will finish in early September with the Two-Handed National Championship.
The award ceremonies will be held during the most prestigious boat shows of the two countries involved. The winner of the France Sun Fast Challenge will be therefore rewarded during the Nautic in Paris while the winner of the UK Sun Fast Challenge will receive his prize at the Southampton Boat Show in late September.
Below, you can find the complete programme of the two sailing competitions, divided by classifications.
France Challenge Sun Fast Atlantique 2018
|Spi Ouest France – Destination Morbihan||29 March – 2 April||SN Trinité-Sur-Mer||√||√||√|
|Duo Demi-Clé||28-29 April||Atlantic Course au Large||√||√|
|Télégramme Tresco Trophée||9-13 May||YC Morlaix||√||√||√|
|Armen Race||10-13 May||SN Trinité-Sur-Mer||√||√||√||√|
|Duo Cat-Amania||16-22 June||SN Trinité-Sur-Mer||√||√|
|Gascogne 45/5||29 June-5 July||SR Rochelaises||√||√||√||√|
|Pornic-Gijòn-Pornic||7-14 July||CN Pornic||√||√||√||√|
France Challenge Sun Fast Méditerranée 2018
|Au Large de Saint-Tropez||3-10 March||SN Saint-Tropez||√||√||√||√|
|SNIM||30 March – 2 April||SN Marsiglia||√||√||√||√|
|Semaine de Porquerolles||9-13 May||IYCH & YCP||√||√|
|Giraglia Rolex Cup||13-16 June||SN Saint-Tropez||√||√||√|
|Duo Max 21||21-22 June||CNTL Osiris||√||√|
|Quadra Solo/Duo||24-31 August||SN Marsiglia||√||√||√|
|Tour de Corse||19-22 October||YC Bonifacio||√||√||√||√|
UK Sun Fast Challenge 2018
|Myth of Malham||26 May||RORC Royal Ocean Racing Club||√||√||√|
|soloFASTNET||2-7 June||SORC Solo Offshore Racing Club||√||√|
|Round the Island Race||7 July||ISC Island Sailing Club||√||√||√|
|Cowes Dinard||13 July||RORC Royal Ocean Racing Club||√||√||√|
|Cowes Week||4-11 August||Cowes Combined Clubs||√||√|
|RIOW Round the Isle of Wight||18 August||SORC Solo Offshore Racing Club||√||√|
|Two-Handed National Championship||1 September. & 7 September||RORC Royal Ocean Racing Club||√||√||√|