18_114725 © Thierry Martinez. CHERBOURG – FRANCE . 28 Juillet 2018. DRHEAM CUP, Destination Cotentin 2018. Remise des prix.

Benoit Arrivé, mayor of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin: “The sailing aspect of THE DRHEAM-CUP / PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE was a real success and we have developed strong ties with La Trinité-sur-Mer, a legendary offshore racing harbour. We are following in their wake and are ready for 2022, for the 4th edition.”

Yves Normand, Mayor of La Trinité-sur-Mer: “The success of La DRHEAM-CUP/GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE demonstrates the interest the sailors and the town have in this race. I was delighted to go to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin and meet the mayor’s team, which is as enthusiastic as ours, it has enabled us to establish a long-term partnership.”

Armel Le Cléac’h: “La DRHEAM-CUP/GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE is the multi-class race that was missing in the French sailing landscape, it is the equivalent of the Fastnet Race or the Sydney-Hobart. The format is a success, there is something for everyone, it is a great event.”

Stan Thuret: “It’s really nice to have everyone together like in a family, and also to go to the Fastnet, a legendary place we always like to go to.”

Sophie Faguet: “It’s great to have so many different boats, it’s wonderful to see professionals and amateurs on the water.”

Thomas Coville: “The DRHEAM-CUP/GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE enables all the talent pool in sailing and offshore racing to come together, from Minis to Ultime. Events like these give us a buzz and enable us to tell great stories, and it all begins with people who commit and give all they have to organise them.”

Sam Goodchild: “The DRHEAM-CUP/GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE is a perfect format, like a leg of the Solitaire du Figaro, with long and short runs, rocks, currents, there is everything.”

Charlie Capelle: “The mix of Class40, Figaro, IRC, Multi50, Multi 2000 and others enables all owners of boats to race in a beautiful fleet, which is part of the charm of the DRHEAM-CUP/GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE DE COURSE AU LARGE.”