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Normandy yacht race to set off from Jersey

11 June 2010

​Jersey’s Chief Minister is to officially start the annual Normandy yacht race, the Tour des Ports de la Manche, which is setting sail from Jersey for the first time this summer.

More than 100 yachts and about 700 sailors are expected to arrive in Jersey for the weekend of 10 - 11 July, and will sail in the 6 day race which is starting for the first time outside France.

Yachts will set off from St Aubin’s bay on Sunday morning, 11 July 2010, to Granville. They will then sail to Guernsey, Carteret, Port Dielette and Cherbourg before finishing in Saint-Vast-La-Hougue on 16 July. 

The race will be officially started by the Chief Minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur, Charles Caudrelier (winner of the 2004 Figaro single-handed challenge and the 2009 Jacques Vabre Transat race), and the President of the General Council of La Manche, Senator Jean-François le Grand. 

Chief Minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur, said “I’m delighted that Jersey has been chosen as the starting place for this prestigious racing event.  I hope many Islanders will take the opportunity to see the spectacular start of the race in St Aubin’s Bay.”

The Tour des Ports ​de la Manche is organised by the Granville Yacht Club. 

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