August 19, 2022

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Tour de Martinique 2022 in round skiffs: victory for Ufr / Sanfleur on stage 4 in Fort-de-France

Stage 4 in Fort-de-France (August 4, 2022) crowns Ufr /Chanflor’s performance. Sara’s / Diane Remy’s Auto Distribution Group is a leader in general classification.

This Thursday (August 4, 2022) is a new and tougher stage for yorkers, with the transition between periods of no wind and surprise winds.

Regatta on the Caribbean coast is different from practice on the Atlantic coast, hence the constant vigilance“Our consultant Henri-Emilie Largen explains. The team at Sarah / Auto Distribution are the best at this game.

Once we left Saint-Pierre, the boat benefited from a little wind in the morning and then passed the carpet beach with little wind thanks to the control of the skull. In this way, the skiff continues to advance and “make holes”, experts note.

This day was marked by further misfortune. Loïc Mas, captain of William Saurin, is being nursed by his teammates due to injury, our correspondents report.

Skiffs at the beginning of Phase 4 at Saint-Pierre.



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At the end of the course, the race was good between Sara / Autodistribution (Marin), Rosette / Orange Caraib (Francois) and Ufr / Sanflor (Robert).

In the bay of Fort-de-France, in front of a sizeable crowd, but in front of more boats, Ufr / Chanflor won after an extraordinary comeback over Sarah / Autodistribution and Rosette / Orange Caribe.

Classification at the end of Phase 4 at Fort-de-France

Ranking of 4th stage

Classification of the 4th stage.



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See time and points classifications

Ranking after 4th stage

Rankings after Stage 4 of the 2022 Tour.



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In this 4th leg, the Rosette/Orange Gareb received a 15-minute penalty from the Martinique Round Skiffs Consortium for refusing priority to the harm of the Ufr/Sanflor skiff before the Scolcher float. “I have not been summoned. I couldn’t even defend myself. (…) I come back to the position of yesterday (August 3, 2022), if it was indeed the Commissioner who made the decision, why did he not make the same decision against Ufr / Sanflor for what happened in Grand-Rivière”, Kenny Exley, captain of the Rosette/Orange Caribbean Skiff team. To be continued…

Tomorrow (August 5, 2022), Stage 5 between Fort-de-France and Diamant.