gustavoPOR 66 “Drago” take the overall lead after 5 races in the 2nd Cascais Winter Series….

Former European Champion and Vice President of the Club Naval de Cascais, Jose’ Matoso, with his top team of Gustavo Lima & Stefan Heiregel sit 2 points clear at the top of the leader board after 5 very competitive races in Cascais.

Below is POR 66’s evening meal as they prepare for tomorrow’s show down 🙂


Of the 25 top Dragon’s enjoying the fantastic conditions in Portugal, just 8 are local boats, the remaining 17 visiting teams are all settling in really well as they participate in an excellent winter programme which will reach it’s pinnacle, during the World Championships in June next year… 

Today saw a further 3 races after the successful 2 races yesterday which were sailed in slightly more pressure. However, “Running Cool” in the lighter air today were the team from Cowes, Isle of Wight, GBR 748 “Sanka”, helmed by Dave Ross, crewed by Alex Dobson & Mark Hart. This enthusiastic team who are enjoying their first winter in Portugal won 2 of the 3 races which was sailed in a 6 – 10kt Westerly wind with 2.5 metre waves.


GBR 748 “Sanka” the happy faces of Alex, Dave & Mark as they sail back into the Marina after winning their 2nd race of the day (Race 5 of the Series).    They played the right hand side of the course on the last upwind which proved perfect!

Many congratulations to Dave and his team, to win any race in this competition is great… to win 2 races is brilliant !!

In 2nd place overall is GER 1177 “Pow Wow” helmed by Michael Zankel, crewed by local expert Pedro Andrade and Charles Nankin. This top team are just 2 pts off the lead and with 2 more races scheduled for tomorrow, anything could and probably will happen….


GER 1177 “Pow Wow” are counting a 10th, 1st, 4th & 2nd so far, just 2pts behind POR 66.

3rd Place overall are team “Eva” DEN 138 helmed by Lars Hendriksen, crewed by Geroge Leonchuk and “Santa” Claus Olesen 🙂 


Santa Claus & former European Champion Lars Hendriksen, prepare DEN 138 “Eva”…

With “Eva” just 1pt behind “Pow Wow”….  tomorrow will be an excellent finale to this great winter series…

Who will take the “Turkey” Title home for Xmas?   POR 66, GER 1177 or DEN 138 ?

Higher, Faster, Longer……..    Ho Ho Ho…..    Stavros.    🙂