The closing dinner of the J80 2014 European championship will be held tonight at 20:30. The ceremony will take place at the beach of Club Náutico El Balís, where the awards to the winners will be given and a live concert will be staged to end the event.
Quentin Delapierre, who is only 23 years old, led “EV Cataschool” to the J80 European crown. Despite being the first year in which this French crew sailed in this class, they won the continental title, dominating the water today under heavy winds. In a spectacular last-day performance, the French team, which started today’s action third overall, recorded two first places and one second not only claiming the overall championship, but also winning the junior title. “EV Cataschool” finished two points ahead of Simon Moriceau’s “Interface concept”, who also gave France the event’s second place thanks to wrapping up the action with a 10th, a second and a seventh place.
France’s “Interface Concept”, skippered by Simon Moriceau, finished first in the only race held today at Barcelona’s Maresme waterfront in the J80 European championship staged by Club Náutico El Balís. The French team recovered the lead replacing “Factor Energía”, commanded by José María van der Ploeg, who still has options to fight for the title of the event that will finish tomorrow.