Grand Prix of the Naval Academy and the World Military Championship in the port of Brest from May 26 to June 4 – Brest

This 21st edition won’t break attendance records, but the Grand Prix de l’École navale (GPEN) is back in the classic format, after its minor release last year (only suite and windsurfing). This year, seven titles will be awarded to the French champion on various single-hull or multi-hull struts, manual sail struts, etc.

Waszp to discover

Having been scaled back to three days of regattas, the Grand Prix de l’École navale continues to open up to new paragliding practices. The wing, a small sail-board, with a flexible arm-length sail, returns along with the Waszp, a stunning flying boat that appeals to young sailors. Headed by one fan of the event, Admiral Philippe Quendro, Christophe Gaumont will lead the Great Weekend, under the direction of Admiral Bruno Demic, with Alan Dulles, event creator and naval observer. The Naval Academy will accommodate J 80, J 70 and Diam 24 as well as Waszp. At Crozon-Morgat, Corsair, Gibseaplus, Muscadet, Open 5.70, First 18 and 24 seascape, the Flying Fifteen will be grouped together, while the windsurfers (drift kites) will be grouped at Roscanvel. In Brest, Mini J, Hansa, Néo 4.95 and wingfoil will perform on the side of the large Moulin-Blanc Dam.

The best Mini J sailors will be there for the Naval School Grand Prix. (photo by Beric Kontin)

J80 World Military Championship

The Navy will not interrupt its efforts since May 31, for the third time in its history (after 1947 and 2005), the World Military Championship in the port of Brest at J 80.

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In their garden, the French should be on top during the J80 Grand Prix and World Military Championships. (Photo Pierrick Contin)

Evidently and more than ever, two years before the Paris Olympics, the best J 80 military crew composed of Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (laser) and Marie Rio (470 and catamaran) will play for victory alongside eight other nations.

Departure from Moulin-Blanc, in the form of racing matches (dueling course), Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Greece, India, Poland, USA and France in its garden, the irreplaceable wonderful port of Brest.

The regattas of the 54th Military World Sailing Championships should be held as close as possible to the Moulin Blanc Promenade, where the competition village will also be.

2019 Naval School Grand Prix
Open 5.70 will be held at the Crozon-Morgat Fleet. (Photo by Jacques Fabellon – GPEN 2019)

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