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Phil Sharp wins Class 40 European Trophy

Phil Sharp and Imerys, winner of both the Grand Prix Guyader and Normandy Channel Race, and second in the Sables-Horta and Rolex Fastnet Race, win 2017 Class 40 European Trophy.

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Dominating the Championship leaderboard with a 138 point lead the team have delivered consistently top results leading to a hands down win in the European Trophy Award.

Imerys enter the final race of the year, the Transat Jacques Vabres, with a strong lead at 611 points, with second place’s Campagne de France (GBR/FR) on 473 points, and Serenis Consulting (FR) completing the podium on 469 points.

Success in all four demanding European events racing against top international teams has given the confirmed Imerys duo of Phil and co-skipper Pablo Santurde significant preparation for this year’s transatlantic race.

In just under two months more than 40 race boats from four classes will embark on the 4,445 nautical mile Transat Jacques Vabre race to Brazil.

As the largest fleet, Class 40 will see 20 boats battling for a win, and team Imerys are fired up for the challenge:

The double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre starts on 5 November from Le Harve, France to Salvador, Brazil.

2017 Class 40 Championship race programme and results

1st Grand Prix Guyader Phil Sharp Racing / Imerys
1st Normandy Channel Race Phil Sharp Racing / Imerys
2nd Les Sables - Horta - Les Sables Phil Sharp Racing / Imerys
2nd Rolex Fastnet Race Phil Sharp Racing / Imerys
TBA - Transat Jacques Vabre 5th – 30th November 2017

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7 September 2017 7:30 GMT


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