Ad Noordzij & Bastiaan Tentij 2024 Martinique Cata Raid Winners

Happy faces for Ad Noordzij & Bastiaan Tentij – picture by Pierrick Contin

From Press Release

Open sea at last!

For this final day of competition, the weather conditions allowed the race committee to finally offer a course outside the Bay of Robert. This final regatta was vital, as it will determine the winner of the 2024 edition. It also adopts a format more in line with the “Raid” spirit that the competitors are so fond of and which is the trademark of the Martinique Cata Raid.

So it’s off for a fifteen-mile race: a start in front of the Wind Force yacht club in Le Robert, a long upwind leg to the Loup Garou islet, a reaching leg, back and forth, to round a buoy near the “Petite Caye” before returning downwind to the bay where the finish is judged.

Back home – Picture by Pierrick Contin

As everyone knows, this is a decisive race; the gaps in the rankings are small enough to hope or fear, win or lose everything!

Local team as final day winners

They promised this morning before the start: they’ve done it!

Nicolas Gillet and Nicolas Poix were particularly happy this morning to take to the open sea. They love this playground and sail like fish in water. In this final heat, the Nico’s dominated the race, mastering their subject from start to finish: a supremacy that suffered no challenge.

Nicolas Gillet and Nicolas Poix – picture by Pierrick Contin

Gurvan Bontemps and Fred Moreau, the week’s great animators, finished the course in second place ahead of Matthieu Marfaing and James Melvin.

Gurvan Bontemps and Fred Moreau – picture by Pierrick Contin

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Final results

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