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    Default FOOTY GOLD CUP 2013 - Le Havre, France, 6/7 July

    Dear friends I am happy to inform you that next FOOTY GOLD CUP will be held in France.

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    Mr. Jean Francois Bessière, one of the french competitors we have seen here in Italy during the Sestriere days will be the person in charge for the organization.

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    The "old" steering committee of 2012 Gold Cup will act as advisor taking advantage of the infinite tricks that have been learned organizing the Italian edition .

    Gianluca Montecchi, our computer wizard, will act as "remote webmaster" to refresh and improve the already existing event website (www.footygoldcup.org ) in order to streamline the registration protocol as well the exchange of information.

    Event will be held in Le Havre center within the "Bausin Vauban", an old dock now refurbished as touristic and cultural center.

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    Not far form the race area there are plenty of hotels, the town railway station and - for our british friends - the ferry terminal from Dover.

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    Local "real" yacht club Sport Nautique and Plaisance du Havre will be an official partner of the event.

    We feel confident that this year championship will be a wonderful boost to promote the international racing activity of our class.

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    Flavio - on behalf of the french team

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    Default Re: FOOTY GOLD CUP 2013 - Le Havre, France, 6/7 July

    Flavio - is this event in salt water or fresh?
    Footy #95 - Pepsi Torpedo (returned to township re-cycling bin)
    Footy #140 - 3-Liter Torpedo (root beer bottle) - still competitive, partially retired
    Footy #340 - Modified Bob-About 2 - actively competing
    Footy #395 - Keel-Forward Footy with 14" water line

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    Default salt/fresh water

    The event will be held in salt water.
    Even if other footy races have been held in seawater, this is the very first time for an international event.

    Flavio

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    Default How to reach Le Havre : Links

    Jean Francois, sent me a lot of useful links regarding airplane , ferry, train and even car transportation solutions :

    By plane:

    Le Havre Airport:
    www.lehavre.aeroport.fr/
    Regular line Lyon / Le Havre

    Deauville Airport:
    www.deauville.aeroport.fr/
    London / Deauville in regular contact with the company: Cityjet

    Paris-Beauvais: Low Cost Flights
    www.aeroportbeauvais.com/
    Airlines: Ryanair, Wizz Air, Air Moldova, Air Blue;

    Paris-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle:
    www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/
    All lines and Low Cost

    Paris-Orly airport:
    www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/
    All lines and Low Cost

    By ferry:

    www.dfdsseaways.fr/ (Official Sponsor of the 2013 Gold Cup Footy)

    Online Portsmouth / Le Havre
    Online Newhaven / Dieppe
    Online Dover / Calais

    www.brittany-ferries.fr/

    Online Portsmouth / Le Havre
    Online Portsmouth / Caen
    Online Poole / Cherbourg

    By train:

    www.voyages-sncf.com/

    By car:

    www.viamichelin.fr/
    www.mappy.fr/
    Motorway A29 (E44) / A28 (E402), A13 (E46), A84 (E401)

    Car Rental:

    www.avis.fr/
    www.europcar.fr/
    www.hertz.fr/
    www.ada.fr/
    www.rentacar.fr/

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    Default Hotel Novotel Le Havre

    Hotel Novotel ( four stars ) has been selected, by our french friends, as the official accommodation of the event.

    Competitors and friends will be able to take advantage of a special offer for the gold cup.

    www.novotel.com/

    Prices are :

    70 eur /night , for a single room ( breakfast included )
    80 eur/night , for a double room

    My french is a bit rusty, but it seems to me that jacuzzi, sauna, hamma and fitness center are included in the offer
    ( may be a Jacuzzi could be a useful footy testing laboratory ... )



    This is the address :

    NOVOTEL LE HAVRE

    20 cours Lafayette

    Quai Colbert

    76600 LE HAVRE

    Tél: 02.35.19.23.23

    Fax: 02.35.19.23.25


    Location is just few meters from the racefield

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    this is the place

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    Default Low cost hotel : Hotel Séjour Fleuri

    Jean Francois sent me , very wisely, very useful information for a "low cost" alternative to the four stars Novotel :

    In addition, for small budgets, I found a very nice little hotel in the heart of the city, with a simple atmosphere, friendly and very welcoming and friendly boss.

    Hotel Séjour Fleuri
    71 Rue Emile Zola

    76600 Le Havre

    Tel: +332 35 41 33 81

    www.hotelsejourfleuri.fr/


    Cordialement

    Jean-François Bessière

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    Default Some clarification about Basin Vauban

    Dear friends,

    I would like to give some clarification on the Vauban Basin.

    1) As has already been said by Flavio, the water is salty. Sailing on this basin for a long time, I've never had more problems with corrosion of the radio than on a freshwater lake, simply rinse the boat in the evening after the races.

    2) The pool is protected by a lock, there is no current and no diurnal tides. There may be variations in the level of about 1 meter, the 06 and 07 July, the port authorities have assured me that the level changes will be in the evening after the races and the morning before the races. During the racing level will remain stable.

    3) The wind in July is statistically the West (see the diagram of Windfinder) in the axis of the basin. Small waves are never stronger than the wind. When the wind drops, the waves stop almost immediately.

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    4) There is no navigation traffic on this part of the basin so there're no parasite waves to fear.

    5) the launch of the boat is carried out on a large poonton about 50 meters in length located about 40cm above the level of the water.

    Note: The registration form will be located on the site http://www.footygoldcup.org/.

    The registration window for the skipper subscription to the Footy Gold Cup 2013 will open on April, 15 at 14:00 and will close a month later on May, 15 at 14:00 or once the number of 40 skippers are reached, depending on which target will be reached first.


    Stay connected for more information later.

    Best regards

    Jean-François Bessière
    Last edited by Footy 76; 04-04-2013 at 06:51 AM.

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    Default Re: Some clarification about Basin Vauban

    Bienvenue à bord cher ami !

    Flavio

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    Default Re: Some clarification about Basin Vauban

    Dear all friends,

    I'm glad to inform you that the skipper registration process for the Footy Gold Cup 2013 in Le Havre is now open.

    The registration will end in 4 weeks or as soon as the target of 40 skippers will be reached, so hurry up !

    As last year, you will find the registration form on tab "registration form" (http://www.footygoldcup.org/index.ph...stration-form/) along with all the instructions.

    See you soon at Le Havre.


    Jean-François

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    Default Registration opened: Urca Footy registered!

    Hello Jean-François

    Urca Footy registered and confirmation email received

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    See you soon at Le Havre

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