Family Battle at Atlantic Telegramme Regatta

The 18th Atlantic Telegramme Regatta took place in Lorient, France, organized and hosted by the Center Nautique de Lorient. It was a three-day regatta that had 121 sailboats across a wide variety of classes for 800+ sailors. The sailing on day one was not optimal with low winds and huge oscillations across the race course area. The next day was almost perfect, with 10-15 knot winds from the southeast. On the closing day, a less than idyllic weather scenario played out as a Low swept across the Bay of Biscay, bringing with it rain, fog and good breezes from the southwest. In the J/70 class, it was a family battle between two brothers—Phillipe and Eric Guigne. After compiling seven firsts, it was Phillippe’s crew on VIRTUAL REGATTA 70 who won with just 9 points total. His crew consisted of Damien Scelo, Tanguy Caron and Benjamin Diouris. Second was his brother Eric on FORCE G, sailing with a complete family crew that included Antoine Guigne, Adrien Guigne and Gregroire Guigne. In third place was Ivan Damon’s JUNIOR SANGALKAM with crew of Lucie Ribet, Eric Kescaven and Matthieu Kloek. For more Atlantic Telegramme Regatta information, visit