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Guadeloupe’s Sixth Triskell Cup Coming in November

After the 2005 edition, which surprised everyone with a new three-day format instead of two, giving five sets of results instead of three, and above all with weather that ranged from whispers to 45 knots, what will the organizers of the sixth Triskell Cup have in store for 2006?!

Bringing together no fewer than 80 boats in 2005, this sixth edition will take place over November 3, 4, & 5, and promises to be exceptional. Organizers hope to have over 100 boats do battle on the waters of Marin Cul de Sac and Gosier island. All categories are represented, from a Cruiser class for small boats (Muscadet, Requin, Gros Plant, Armagnac…) to Racing (First 10, Speed Fleet, B28, Surprise…), Cruiser-Racing (J120, Feeling 10.40, Gibsea 414, Dufour 45, Swan 62…) without forgetting the Multihull class.

The key event of the Guadeloupean regatta season, the Triskell will hope to assemble talent from Guadeloupe, Martinique and Antigua, as well as crews from mainland France – from Nancy, Cherbourg and Marseille, and a crew from La Rochelle. In association with the SRR (Association des Regates de La Rochelle) this crew won the season of regattas that took place throughout the year in La Rochelle, and won 6 tickets from Nouvelles Antilles.com at the use of an Archambeau 40 from Autremer Concept.

However, competition will be stiff. This year’s programme includes three days of racing with two races a day, plus the Friday night cocktail, Saturday night’s popular Zouk and dinner evening, and the magnificent prize giving on Sunday. One other innovation this year is a later start date to coincide with the start of festivities for the famous Route Du Rhum solo transatlantic race. If you have the chance to stay a few days in Guadeloupean waters, you will be able to catch the arrival of these extraordinary sailors.

For further information go to www.triskellcup.com

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