The renowned French Skipper, Jeremie Beyou, on the Hyundai Boat, a Leopard 47 yacht with an all Seychellois crew, won the 2011 Seychelles Regatta by just 2 seconds ahead of Michel Desjoyeaux on his Nicholas Feuillate Yacht.
The Hyundai boat is owned by Cedric D’Offay and Paul Hodoul who are the Seychelles agents for Hyundai. Cedric D’Offay was part of the all Seychellois crew, and they have successfully defended their title as winners of the 2010 Regatta.
Two Seychelles boats competed in the 2011 Regatta, the Hyundai and the MAIA Resort boats. Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said at the closing ceremony of the 2011 Regatta that the Hyundai team and Jeremie Beyou did Seychelles proud by being the proud winners of the Regatta for two years running.
In 2009, it was the very famous Michel Desjoyeaux who clinched the title when he won the Seychelles Regatta in the Yacht Nicholas Feuillate.
The results for the 2011 Seychelles Regatta is as follows:
First Place: Jeremie Beyou – Boat Hyundai
Second Place: Michel Desjoyeaux – Boat Nicholas Feuillate
Third Place: Francois Gabart – Boat Fondeol
4th Place: Loic Peyron – Boat MAIA Resort
5th Place: Samantha Davies & Servanne – Boat Heineken
6th Place: Armel Le Cleac’h – Boat Aubriet Batiment
7th Place: Romain Attanasio – Boat Ter Cognita
Seychelles has again this year been the proud host to all the famous skippers for their 2011 Annual Regatta.