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Jaguar NeilPryde Racing Series Nice
Posted On:  26/10/2012 18:54:21

The Jaguar NeilPryde Racing Series was in Nice last weekend for its first French stopover. Twenty five windsurfers from Italy and France competed on the universal one-design RS:One, an ISAF-approved class. The triple RS:x world champion and silver Olympic games medalist Julien Bontemps was also part of the guest list.

The RS:One Class features a new, attractive, and dynamic race format: one sail, one board - everyone on the same equipment allowing male and female racers of all ages to compete together.

Courses were set in la "Baie des Anges" in front of the Extreme Sailing Series village, just meters from the massive crowds, providing a unique spectator experience and allowing for some exciting close-quarter competition on water.

Racing in three divisions – male under 22 years (Espoir), male/female over 22 years (Senior) and male over 40 years old (Master) – the event comprised of 2 days of races with ten qualification heats, two fiercely contested finals held in challenging conditions with fluctuating winds of 4 to 20 knots.

Being a one-design class, all RS:One equipment was supplied by NeilPryde, giving an equal chance to all competitors no matter sex or age. The winners of each division and overall Super Final winner shared the prize money of US$3,000.

Jaguar showcased the all-new XF Sportbrake, which was revealed in March at the Geneva Motor show. The new model draws on the strengths of the highly successful XF. The XF Sportbrake combines the performance and craftsmanship of the award-winning saloon with the space and practicality of a luxury estate, perfectly aligning itself with the needs of the most active of lifestyles.

The Jaguar NeilPryde Racing Series will continue its journey to Rio (Brazil), last stop over of this 2012 tour.

Saturday Results:

Men Espoir:

1- Maxime Abiven
2- Arnaud Billet
3- Philippe Lafay

Men Senior:

1- Julien Bontemps
2- Eugenie Ricard
3- Marco Passeri

Men Master:

1- Laurent Rattoti
2- Marc Tonali
3- Alain Blondeau

LED Night race winner:

1- Julien Bontemps

Sunday Results:

Men Espoir:

1- Dante Chiapello
2- Arnaud Billet
3- Paul Rozier

Men Senior:

1- Julien Bontemps
2- Eugenie Ricard
3- Yann Bouverne

Men Master:

1- Laurent Rattotti
2- Marc Tonali
3- Alain Blondeau

Super Final winner:
Julien Bontemps

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