What an epic weekend in Saint Jean de Monts, France. The Vendee Gliss event was one to remember and the 23.7km course a true test of endurance for everyone. Stellar performances from the Husulyo bros seem them achieving a double podium result with a very competitive field.
“France is on fire! Great organization, professional approach and good long course.” ~ Daniel Hasulyo
This was stop number 3 on the SUP EuroTour and regional event on The Paddle Leagues world tour schedule, as well as 1 of the 4 competitions for the French Selection for this year’s ISA, which means that all the best paddlers from France and also all the best paddlers from Europe were present at the start line.
“I came out of the downwind section, roughly 9kms from the finish, in 8th position paddling my best but still in a little trouble keeping the focus through the bumps. I knew that was the moment to start the race – Bruno & I are well trained for long distance and used to tough conditions – so I looked up, on my left was Leo and on my right Martin. I dug deeper and aimed to pass all the riders in front of me – one by one.” ~ Daniel Hasulyo
In the women’s race, it was France’s Amandine Chazot who had a stellar performance (and thoroughly enjoyed the downwind section) to paddle herself into the second position on the podium after French Teammate Olivia Piana ~ and earn themselves valuable qualifying points for ISA SUP World Champs in Brazil later this year.
2eme place at the@vendeeglissevent,23km of a very hard race,but with a good downwind part. Congtrats to all the ladys who made this! @oliviapiana @petronella_van_malsen @noelani_sach @anaisguyomarch @paddleleague @eurotoursup @supracer @starboardsup @starboard_sup_france @howzitgear @vmgblades @paddleandkite @julbo_eyewear #paddleleague #supracer #sup #suprace #downwind #competition #ocean #vendee #downwind
Great recap video by SUP EuroTour crew Thomas Vincent & Florent Mouillon
Full replay of the EuroTour “Vendee Gliss” live stream from France featuring the famous Baguette Microphone.
2018 Vendee Gliss Women’s Race Results:
1. Olivia Piana (425Pro)
2. Amandine Chazot (Starboard)
3. Noelani Sach (NSP)
4. Emma Reijmerink (Fanatic)
5. Petronella van Malsen
6. Fanny Tessier (F-One)
7. Sylvie Marin
8. Marie Elphache Julienne
9. Nathalie Debost
10. Anáis Guyomarch (F-One)
2018 Vendee Gliss Men’s Race Results:
1. Titouan Puyo (NSP/QB)
2. Bruno Hasulyo (Starboard)
3. Daniel Hasulyo (Starboard)
4. Arthur Arutkin (Fanatic)
5. Marcus Hansen (NSP/QB)
6. Vinicius Martin
7. Tom Auber (Fanatic)
8. Martin Vitry (SIC)
9. Leo Nika (Starboard)
10. Ludovic Teulade
Credits: images by Stephane Debuire & Muriel Vanderbempt for EuroTour SUP