14 Aug 2017
Congratulations to the New Caledonian Team of Cyril Fortin, Kim Goetz and Félipé Minier who won the Aircalin Match Racing Cup. The Cercle Nautique Calédonien have run this event since 2012 and until now Australian or New Zealand teams have always won. The final day started with the quarter final between the New Zealand pair of James Wilson and Will Eastman, which Wilson won.
The semi-finals saw Cyril Fortin take on fellow countryman Tom Picot, which Fortin won 3 matches to zero and Tugdual Piriou beat James Wilson by the same scoreline.This made for an all-Caledonian final between Cyril and Tugdual which Cyril won 3-1.
In the under 23 final New Caledonian sailor Tom Picot faced New Zealand's James Wilson and it was the New Zealander who won 2-0 giving James Wilson third overall and first in the youth rankings.