Tiwal Cup 2018

USA, Peru, Denmark, Germany, England, Spain, Belgium, France. January 26th, no less than 42 Tiwal inflatable sailboats and their 70 Captains gathered for a 5th Tiwal Cup in the Gulf of Morbihan!

42 Tiwal inflatable boats and their 70 sailors met for the 5th Tiwal Cup in the Golfe du of Morbihan! They came from the USA, Peru, Denmark, Germany, the UK, Spain, Belgium and France.

Course of the day

10am, Arradon, the competition began with an assembly race. Solo world record beaten: 10 minutes 24 seconds for the third-time winner Gilles Bajolet.
11am, competitors started racing under driving rain. Fortunately the atmosphere was bright! The first raging leg took us to Arz Island.
1pm, after a damp picnic on Arz Island, the race was on again, towards Ile-aux-Moines. During the third leg, the wind dropped. Participants had to be cunning and
use different techniques to cross the finish line: paddling, centerboard in hand, or with bare hands or even feet… The last race was cancelled.
Young captains Andrea Roudier and Fabian Lawrence won the double-handed race after a tight battle with Eric Nevo and his daughter Prune. Hélène Fréal won the solo race, followed closely by Fabrice Berthelot.
7pm, the day ended with the prizegiving and a friendly meal

Once again, well done to all participants, thank you for such a pleasant day and see you all next year!


Solo assembly competition: Gilles Bajolet (10 minutes 24 seconds – new record)
Duo assembly competition: Ulrik and Rikke Petersen (10minutes 3seconds )
Solo race: Hélène Fréal
Duo race: Andréa Roudier and Fabian Lawrence
Best young sailor: Léo Guiot
Best synchronized swimming on Tiwal: Lauriane and Maxime Dubois
Special price: Bernard Porcher
Awesome Race Director: Eric Nevo (2014-2017)

Great thanks to Antoine Robert, our Race Director (Société des Régates de Vannes – SRV) and all volunteers, as well as our partners:

  • Compagnie des Ports du Morbihan,
  • Port de plaisance d’Arradon,
  • Centre Nautique Arradon,
  • Club Nautique Baden,
  • North Sails,
  • BMW Vannes,
  • Île-d’Arz, @Bretagne – Passez à l’Ouest,
  • Golfe du Morbihan Morbihan Tourisme,
  • ABdrone,
  • Mairie d’Arradon