Championship Results and a Follow-Up

A new 60 champ, Snipe & I-14 Worlds, and VDH’s hard ride home.

Franck Cammas, 28, (Groupama) has won the 2001 9 Telecom Ocean Racing Multihull Association (ORMA 60) 2001 Championship. The championship comprised six races, culminating in the Transat Jacques Vabre. Cammas, who was tied for the championship with Alain Gautier on points until the Vabre, was also last year's champion.

Brazilian cousins Alexandre and Eduardo Paradedas, winners of the Snipe 2001 Winter Circuit, have won the Snipe World Championship, held in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The top U.S. Finishers were Bill Hardesty and Jon Rogers in fifth.

Zach Berkowitz and Trevor Baylis won the 2001 I-14 Worlds, despite some interference from Mother Nature. Although five days separated the first and second races of the I-14 Worlds, held in Bermuda, Berkowitz and Baylis stayed consistent throughout, scoring bullets in every race they sailed. The delay between races was caused by a nearby hurricane, an atypical, late-November storm that hovered near Bermuda.

Jean Luc Van Den Heede may have given up on his attempt to break the round the world East-West record because of damage to his boat but he’s still out there, trying to get home in one piece. Follow his daily log entries at: