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Championnats de France Extrême Glisse

Championnats de France Extrême Glisse

From October 19th to 25th, Carnac hosted the French Extreme Glisse Championship in Carnac.

208 competitors under 21 Years old, from all over France and the Islands, have come together to compete in Formula 31 (Slalom sails up to 9.5m2) or Monotype RRD 120 (Freerace sails). 3 camber max, up to 7.8m2 depending on age).

The XO-Sails / Exocet team's Young Guns, Taina Postec and Neels Pechoux had great performances in this championship.

Equipped in Silver, they are both French champions of their category (Hope girl U21 for Taina, Minime Boy U15 for Neels).

Here is their return on this competition (Girls first !):

Taina Postec (FRA 60): 

For two years, I'm focusing on studies in Brest, and so I'm more in submarine mode, thoroughly in studies. A little sport on Saturday afternoon (depending on the job) to decompress anyway, but it's about surfing, windsurfing in the waves, running ... I clearly set back from training and competitions. I took advantage of a few gusts of wind the week before to put me back in, but nothing else. My only goal when I came to this championship in France was to have fun and sail with friends.

After two days without wind, we ramped up, first in 7.8 Silver on the 3rd day, then 6.5 Silver on the last day, and I immediately felt good. No pressure, my experience at the start associated with good jibes and super speed made the difference! I managed my holdup!

I am very happy with this performance, which motivates me to not let go and come back stronger as soon as studies leave me the opportunity!

Neels Pechoux (FRA 666) : 

I arrived on these championships with only one objective: Champion of France. I trained hard for that with all the Guadeloupe team, so pretty satisfied with the result! ;)

We had no wind during the first 2 days of the championship. Finally, on Thursday, we managed to do a qualifying round in 10 / 12 kts.

Friday the last day we finally had wind, a good 20kts established which allowed me to win all the heats (semi-finals + finals). Being limited to 6.8 I used only my 6.5 Silver on the rrd one-design fire race 120. I was well adjusted and suddenly I had a speed higher than the rest of the fleet. Good starts and good days in a sea trained I really enjoyed myself on this last day.

My next goals are the Guadeloupe Championship, the Wind Challenge and the IFCA World Championship.


The entire Exocet-XO Sails team is particularly proud to have these young skills in the team, and we congratulate them warmly. We will follow them closely, no doubt they will continue to score in the future.


We would also like to congratulate Manoa Postec, Taina's brother, who, if he did not run XO this time, takes a superb second place behind Armand Genevois in U17 Boys' U17. Manoa Just to enter the world championship Bic 293 in Cadiz, and will focus on the Slalom / Foil / Wave next year.


A very good competition, and a young guard who pushes hard for the future of windsurfing.

Created On  28 Oct 2019 12:12 in Competitions  -  Permalink

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