Banque de Nouvelle Caledonie
Michel Quintin skippered this two-year old to second overall to win Division 4 in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart as Courrier Leon for owner Gery Trentesaux, who was aboard. They pipped the S&S 34, Komatsu Azzurro, to second by a tad over six minutes. Led by New Caledonia’s Michel Quintin, it also finished first in ORCi in the 2016 Groupama Race around New Caledonia. Quintin, the 1987 and 1990 Windsurfer world champ, campaigned for the Olympics in the Mistral sailboard until 1996 with some winning results and is Head of the Territorial Olympic and Sports Committee. Sailing double-handed with his father Pascal, navigator Alexis Loison beat off bigger, more powerful, and vastly more expensive rivals to the best corrected time out of 336 starters in the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. If it’s a small boat race, no doubt Banque De Nouvelle-Caledonie would have to be a hot favourite.
|Name||Banque de Nouvelle Caledonie|
|Skipper||Michel Quintin (1)|
|Navigator||Alexis Loison (1)|
|Crew||J M Dauris, C Bouchet, J C Fossey, M Landrieu, Y Rigal, J Picot|
|Type||Valer / JPK 10.80|