French University Match Racing Championship – Antibes
16-17 June 2018
Congratulations to Nicolas Bouchet, a student at Nantes university, for his role in the Vice-Champion title at the French University Match Racing Championship. In charge of the main sail and tactics, Nicolas once again demonstrated his talent among the seven teams present in Antibes.
In a tightly-fought qualifying phase marked by a 2nd place, his Ecole Centrale de Nantes team eclipsed their opponents in the semi-finals before falling at the fence against Aix-Marseille, unbeaten since the start of these encounters. After four match races, the two boats faced each other in the grand finale. It was a hard-fought battle to the end, with Nicolas’s team clinching 2nd to earn the silver medal.
He will be back on the competition trail late August when he lines up on the start of the Palermo-Montecarlo under the aegis of the Offshore Academy.
Originally published at Yacht Club de Monaco