Wednesday, 23 May 2012

French revolution

 Jack and Arno fighting at the topmark
 Micky Todd blasting upwind
 Philippe Hernandez on his new DNA
Yann Baglin on his DNA

Last weekend the French Nationals were sailed in La Rochelle in almost perfect sailing conditions.
9 races in 5-18 knots.
The new French Champion is Thiery Boisbouvier, second Luc Cantineau and third Antoine Koch. Yann Baglin and Luc hurt their score by getting a blck flag in the last race.
The top four French were racing their sometimes brandnew DNA's.

The overall event was won by Chris Field who sailed very sharp and consistent. Jack was second, Arno was third and Micky fourth.
Jack was racing with the new ARC mast and a radial Brewin, Arno was using an ARC mast and an Ashby Stratis sail and Micky used his onw sail and a Fiberfoam.

I found out that the new longer curved boards are really quick downwind in the waves. It was really easy to keep the boat on the boards and I could sail faster and deeper than most others despite my weight.

It was good to see how well Luc and Yann were going despite they picked up their boats only one week before the event. They were fast upwind and outsailed the other French downwind in a breeze.

Up to Garda.

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