The date was set more than a month ago for last Saturday 26th November in La Rochelle. The agenda for this day was drawn up by Marc Reine, national technical advisor to the FFV for cruisers.
Three First 30 JK, their owners, as well as their crews had set a date to meet up and approve the main improvements to be made to the trims.
This was without counting the other First 30 JK owners who made the trip (sometimes from a good distance) to complete the crews and 2 other BENETEAU boats of the same size, which agreed to join them to view the progress.
Hi First 30 fans,
Classic event of the Atlantic coast, the 17th edition of Course des Iles has been held by the Club Nautic Hoedicais the 5th to 10th of June.
This single handed competition raced by legs attracted 96 competitors spitted in two fleets, five coastal races were on the schedule including an overnight offshore stage (being the longest leg of all).
Organised by the Yacht Club Val André during the weekend of the Ascension, the ‘3 jours d’Armor” led the fleet from Pleneuf Val andré (Normandy) to Jersey.
It was on Sunday the 22nd at La Rochelle, under cloudy sky, that took place the first clinic session organized by the F30 JK class and the Team F30.
Under the guidance of Marc Reine (national technical consultant for keel boats at the FFV), 3 motivated crews, have worked more than 4 hours on water with a wind going from 6 to 14 knots.
Hi First 30 fans,
I just wanted to share with you my first racing experience on the First 30.
I had a blast with this boat last night for our first race.
We delivered ‘’Invictus’’ to her owner last week. After having a lot of big powerboat, Tim, the owner, CEO of a big corporation, decided to learn sailing and have chosen the First 30 (the biggest fun dinghy on the market according to him) to learn sailing and go to Catalina island with his kids. We went out only once before with Tim’s full family the week end before, doing almost 7.8 knots average on reaching during all afternoon.
François Badatcheff, owner of the F30 Chacastal II and member of the F30 JK class, took pleasure in telling us about his participation in the Spi Ouest France (Atlantic).
We are delighted to publish his article on the blog.
The new BENETEAU First 30 can’t stop conquering the world!
After Europe, she is arriving under the Australian sun.
We wish her a favorable welcome as on the old continent!
From snow to sun
Covered in a thick layer of snow during the Nautic Boat Show in Paris, the new First 30 is now sailing the seas thanks to its owner, Stéphane BOUILLON!
Formerly owner of two First 31.7s, Stéphane wanted to change his boat. His requirements were that it had to be a comfortable cruiser for training purposes, high-performing during regattas, and suitable for chartering.
Based on Stéphane’s first impressions during the winter training sessions organized by his sailing club, he seems to have pulled this off!
You have been many to assist to the meeting with the Team First 30, on December the 4th at the Nautic de Paris, and we thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, and for reasons beyond their control (air traffic controler strike and snow !) part of the Team (Juan K. and Kevin Sproul) were unable to join us.
Hello everybody !
Ancasta (BENETEAU’s american dealer, based on the south coast), entrusted its demonstration boat (introduced at the Southampton boat show) to Kevin Sproul (Ultimate Sails CEO and recognized racer), to participate at the second part of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series.