Fleet to take flight in Quiberon, France, for Act 2 of the Flying Phantom Series

Fleet to take flight in Quiberon, France, for Act 2 of the Flying Phantom Series /VR Sport

Fleet to take flight in Quiberon, France, for Act 2 of the Flying Phantom Series
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The international fleet of 11 double-handed speed machines that are the Flying Phantoms will flock to Baie de Quiberon, France, from 18-21 May for the second Act of their five-Act Series.

Four days of fast-paced foiling action will be hosted by the ENVSN – the National School for Sailing and Watersports. A breeding ground for French sailing stars, the Host Venue is the prime location for the Flying Phantom teams to face each other in their second fight for the 2018 top spot.

On the leeward side of a peninsula in north-western France, Baie de Quiberon affords the teams with plenty of wind whilst still sheltering them from the strong conditions of the Atlantic Ocean. With the bay offering up perfect flat water, Act 2 allows for a true foiling spectacle, with six whirlwind races expected each day.

 

“We’re expecting perfect conditions in Quiberon,” said Théo Constance of Culture Foil. “Similar to the first event in Oman – great wind and great foiling; we can’t wait.”

Looking to defend their Act 1 win, fellow French sailors Team France Jeune are no strangers to the racecourse in Quiberon.

“Solune and myself learnt to sail in Quiberon Bay when we were young, and we train at the ENVSN in the Flying Phantom,” explained crew Antoine Rucard. “We are really looking forward to racing at home.”

Not everyone is familiar with the area though. Portuguese pair UON Sailing Team will make their Quiberon debut, but bring with them plenty of Flying Phantom experience, having taken part in the Series last year.

“It will be our first time in Quiberon, but we’re excited to have a bigger fleet – it will make for more spectacular racing. We’re aiming for a top-five finish, but we’re really gunning for first owner-driver!”

The fleet will race from 11:00 local time each day. Fans can follow the racing on the official Flying Phantom Series Facebook, the Extreme Sailing Series™ website or head to the ENVSN to catch the battle first hand.

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Flying Phantom Series line-up

Captain’s speaking (FRA)

Eric Le Bouëdec (FRA)

Basile Bourgnon (FRA)

Culture Foil (FRA)

Nicolas Ferellec (FRA)

Theo Constance (FRA)

Cup Legend (FRA)

Tim Mourniac (FRA)

Pierre-Yves Durand (FRA)

Flying Frogs (FRA)

Benjamin Lamotte (FRA)

Arnaud Vasseur (FRA)

Idreva Zephyr Foiling (FRA)

Charles Hainneville (FRA)

Maxime Hainneville (FRA)

Masterlan (CZE)

David Krizek (CZE)

Antoine Joubert (FRA)

Pegasus Project (FRA)

Louis Flament (FRA)

Charles Dorange (FRA)

Team France (FRA)

Kim-Anne Leformal (FRA)

Teiva Siakinuu-Valluy (FRA)

Team France (FRA)

Pierre Boulbin (FRA)

Riwan Perron (FRA)

Team France Jeune (FRA)

Solune Robert (FRA)

Antoine Rucard (FRA)

UON (POR)

José Caldeira (POR)

Helder Basilio (POR)