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Corinthian’s enjoying Deauville….
At the first ever Corinthian “only” Championship it is NED 318 Gerrard Laamens helming his beautiful black cold moulded Petticrows dragon, who has taken the early overall lead. Although the wind has been light the experienced PRO Yves Leglise has worked hard to complete two races so far for this keen and eager 23 boat fleet…….
In race one it was GBR 777 “Furious” who won the race, helmed by Owen Pay from Cowes, this 2008 Petticrow (former “Seabird”) has given Owen and his team many hours of enjoyment and racing at the front of the fleet. In race two it was the turn of GER 1144 Jan Woortman who took the race, Jan was the top Corinthian at last years Gold Cup in Douarnenez, so is probably relishing the opportunity, like so many others, to race in this non Professional Fleet.
However, the leader NED 318 has recorded a 3rd and a 2nd place which keeps Gerry and his young team ahead of the pack. Yves Leglise hopes for two more races today so lets keep our fingers crossed that the wind god’s allow some more racing…….
Over in Ireland yesterday there was absolutely no wind, so the 21 boats had a frustrating day hanging around, drinking Guinness and watching Wimbledon.. Today our PRO Alan Crosbie also hopes for two or three more races and has moved the start forward to 11am.
Higher, Faster, Longer…………… Stavros. (GBR 585).