Seine Estuary - from June 14th to 18th, 2017

The great sailing meeting of the Seine Estuary..

Organized by the Ligue de Voile de Normandie, the Normandie Cup aims at gathering over one hundred sailing boats during a great competition weekend. The password for the 2017 edition is: each time more participants, novelties to motivate teams, a great sports competition and, above all, a renewed festive spirit.

Normandy is a big land and the Seine Estuary is a great playground for all participants. The IRC/Osiris will leave and reach the Îles Saint-Marcouf, going along the charming Norman coasts and the Diam24 OD will visit two major sites of Normandy during two coastal raids, real warm-up events at the next Tour de France à la Voile, the first one being Deauville on Thursday, June 15th. At about 1 pm, the sailing boats stop in the municipal port to have lunch at the Deauville Yacht Club, then at 3 pm they leave, bypassing an offset mark situated less than 300 m away from the famous Boardwalk. On Saturday 17th, another trip starts, heading north, towards Fécamp. At Le Havre, the sportboats, namely the J/80, J/70, SB20 and Open 5,70, perform their show near the beach.

The Grand Surprise, a new boat for 2017, will have its own class and will sail for an entire weekend. The program for this boat combines classic and coastal itineraries at the Bay of Le Havre. It is one of the most suitable boats for this Bay: its length makes it face the choppy water flows of the Seine Bay.

The Le Havre marina will be the meeting place and the main venue for all the participants to the Normandie Cup, the organization, the PC Course, the bar and the restaurant, and then briefings, concerts and further activities...