Régates Royales 2010 - Tag 1

Eole is on strike... Today’s weather was definitely not on the race committee’s side at the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: cloudy, warm, humid, and unfortunately no breeze!

Even though they went out at sea around noon, the seventy-seven Classic Yachts had to give up and abandon the race area at 3pm, as Cannes’ bay didn’t appear keen to provide a stable wind for the races... Tomorrow, the day’s schedule starts at 11am with hopefully more action on the water as weather forecast is for a bit stiffer sea breeze.

The Dragon’s tactics
Only, the 63 One designs were able to take a start today, in the light and unstable southerly breeze. And the best tactics win the day! Apart from the first placed, the French crew on Child’s Dream IV (Jean-Pierre Gailes) who were over the line ... After a very hardly fought race it was the British trio on Blue Haze (Ivan Bradbury) to win followed by two Russians boats: Dragon (Yuri Bozhedomov) and Sunflower (Victor Fogelson). Unfortunately, only 35 boats crossed the line today, the rest of the fleet being overtime.