This Tuesday 19th May in Port Camargue (Le Grau du Roi), the sailor Kito de Pavant took advantage of the Mistral wind, which was blowing hard, to set the first reference times for the Tartine Cup, one of the four courses of the Griffes du Lion.
By covering the 19.54 nautical miles (36 km) between the Pointe de l'Espiguette and the Pointe de Beauduc in just 1h 20min 47sec, at an average speed of 14.5 knots, Kito de Pavant established a reference time in 40' feet aboard his Class40 Made in Midi #142.
"We can see that the course, which seems super simple, is not that simple! You have to choose your equipment carefully, it's still quite strategic. You also have to choose the right moment to leave. It makes you think, it's interesting, it's fun! That's what the Lion's Claws concept is all about: there are good conditions, you set off on a simple course and you can really have fun. I think we've had some good times but they're still modest, which should motivate a lot of people to come and eat them! »