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1999 sees a new challenge structure with a dynamic, resourceful and youthful syndicate. Originally called "Yaka," ( French slang for 'just do it' ) the syndicate is the brainchild of Luc Gellusseau and Pierre Mas, of Corum Sailing Team fame.
Gellusseau who now runs the technical and design team, has managed to group together the best bits of the previous French challenges along with a large quantity of new, young talent. He and Mas realised that it was important to stay out of French national politics and to that end the syndicate is a relatively small budget operation.
|Size||61 cm L x 102 cm Hgh|
|Historic Note||The sponsorship was supplied early by two technology companies, Bouygues Telecom and Transiciel. Le Defi, as it is now called, only dreamt of building one boat and are well organised, completely transparent and very motivated. Bertrand Pacé is at the helm|
Trophies are individually handcrafted for YOUR sailing class !
None of the sailors will forget your regatta.Because these trophies will take pride of place in their homes. Each trophy will come with brass plate with your text, different size of plates are available.
We also build perpetual trophy with black brass plates ready to engraved.