Sailing Sailing from 6 August to 9 August 2018

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The Sailing races of this 10th edition of the Gay Games are organized at Le Havre, two hours West of Paris, by the Ligue de Voile de Normandie,.

For the 1st time the Gaygames Sailing event will be on open sea. Nearly 75 participants are registered.

Register now on the Facebook event dedicated to the sailing competition and follow the preparation of trials.



Find the results of the competitions below:



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The applicable rules are those of the FFV, the French Federation of Sailing, member of the ISAF.

A life jacket will be provided. You will have to wear it


There will be one series of races. All the crews in both classes, Competitive and Recreational, will start in all races in the series. The Recreational class will start 10 minutes after the Competitive class.

The following program is provisional and may change, especially due to weather forecasts.


06 August

Training at the Havre (OPTIONAL)
Il may be possible to have a training day on the day before the 1st race.

The conditions and the cost of the boat rental will be available at a later date.

5:30-6:30pm: Pre-briefing at Le Havre (MANDATORY)
Temporary licences and insurance , boat assignment, safety rules, etc


07 August

1st Racing day
8am: Briefing, deposit, gear preparation
9am-10am: Rigging boats, leave port
10am-4pm: 3 races, minimm
5pm: Return to marina, series results after 1 day
6pm: End of the 1st racing day


08 August

2nd Racing day
8am: Briefing, gear preparation
9am: Rigging, leave port
10am-4pm: 3 races, minimum
5pm: Return to marina, final results
6pm-8pm: Medal Ceremony and cocktail


09 August

Reserve day
If the weather prevents races on day 1 or 2, the LVN organizers will do all its best to organize races on the Thursday, 9 August.

Note: A light breakfast and a packed lunch will be provided on the 7th and 8th (included in the Sailing fee)


The sailing competition is organized by a crew consisting of a captain and 4 other persons. There are two classes (categories):

  • Competitive Class on J80 (keelboat 8.5 meters) with spinnaker
  • Recreational Class on First7,5 (keelboat 7.5 meters) without spinnaker

Registrations are possible for only one of the two classes. Men and women may register together, without any restrictions regarding age or experience.

Registrations are individual. The skipper of the crew must create the team (crew) and inform the rest of the crew to specify the appropriate name when they register.

In the case of a crew with less than 5 people, or a registration of a sailing participant with no crew, Paris 2018 may complete or create crews, eventually changing the class, if necessary.

Paris 2018 maintains the right to confirm before the 1st race the knowledge and experience of each participant, especially regarding the priority rules. Paris2018 may, if needed, change the class of some crews or nominate a new skipper for a team

The organizing commitee

Federations and clubs


  • Francis Francis LVN
  • Marie-Soline Marie-Soline LVN
  • Thierry Thierry Paris 2018