GUERNSEY Electricity is sponsoring the Guernsey leg of this year’s Tour de Ports de la Manche.
The week-long regatta sets off on the 6 July from Granville and will mark the 30th year of the event. On the 8 July the Tour will sail from Guernsey to Barneville-Carteret in Normandy.
The regatta is the biggest yacht race in Normandy involving around 100 yachts and over 700 sailors. . It is organised by the Yacht Club de Granville and is sponsored by several companies including Guernsey Electricity.
On Monday 7 July there will be the opportunity for competitors to attend a Vin d’Honneur on the south/east wing of the Crown Pier, which will feature the post-race presentations.
The regatta will finish in Saint Vaast La Hougue on 11 July.
“The Tour de Ports de la Manche is a very popular regatta for local sailors so it’s great that we can support the Guernsey section of the race during this significant anniversary year for the event,” said Sally-Ann David, corporate strategy director of Guernsey Electricity.
“Guernsey Electricity via the CIEG has a close working relationship with Electricité de France (EDF) ,who are also sponsoring the event, and the local government in Normandy through our under-sea cable network which is linked to Periers, near Granville and Carteret – two of the stops on the Tour- so it’s fitting that we have been given the opportunity to support this highly-regarded race.”
Stuart Crisp, Commodore of the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club (RCIYC), said; “The Tour de Ports attracts sailors from Normandy, the Channel Islands and further afield and it’s always an exciting event to take part in. The race involves competitors visiting seven different ports over the seven day event and the RCIYC will be helping to manage the competitors and support the organisers when they arrive in Guernsey’s St Peter Port Harbour.”
“It’s a key event in the calendar and helps us build better links with our colleagues in yacht clubs along the Normandy coast.”