20150508_182244 (640x360)Winner’s of the Guyader Grand Prix, Douarnenez.   UAE 20 “Desert Eagle” do the Double!..

Hendrik Witzmann, Markus Koy and Henrique Anjos followed up their Grade 1 event victory in Cascais, with another fantastic win here in Douarnenez…..

This very experienced team sailing one of the new prototype PCT Dragons from Dubai, put together another excellent series to beat their “training partner” and fellow Dubai based Professional, Markus Wieser by 9 pts…

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Runners Up UAE 7 Markus Wieser and Georgii Leonchuk, with Christan Guyader & Jean Gabriel de Cleach.

In 3rd place overall was DEN 138 Lars Hendriksen helming his Pedersen & Thuesen “Eva” crewed by Bo Selko and Anders Ekstrom. Lars and his team actually finished level on points with Marcus, but lost out on count back !!

Top CORINTHIAN was NED 309 “Furie” Guus de Groot, Richard Van Rij & Hay Winters.. this team sailed consistently well and also won the “elegant” prize for their beautiful wooden, cold moulded dragon.

One very happy team were the “local” Bideau Family! As father Rene and his two sons Stevenn and Mathieu WON the prize “Lottery” draw, a new Petticrows Dragon…….   Yes the number 8 came up in the final spin of the wheel that saw this much liked Corinthian team jump for joy and celebrate well into the night when their lucky number came up  !

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Here we see Rene Bideau with his two sons Stevenn and Mathieu with an on board “selfi” 🙂

Rene told me “We will call the boat ‘After 8’, as eight was our last lucky number, after getting into the final round of the draw. ”

Full report of the last 2 races and more will follow when I return home……….

Higher, Faster, Longer….                                     Stavros. (GBR 585).