151030 (51) (640x480)  Yves Leglise & PRO Michel Orlandi get the fleet away & completes 5 races on Day 2 in Cazaux.

After no wind at all on Day 1 (Thursday) the PRO Michel Orlandi, managed to organise 5, yes 5 races for the delighted 23 boat fleet on Lake Cazuax today (Friday). Yves Leglise told me “Super weather today, sunshine 20 degrees & Five races in !  Early 10am start, in a light but steady wind from 95 to 115 degrees and a strength of 5 – 7 kts”. Well done my friend, to complete 5 races was excellent. 

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Close racing at the top mark with spinnakers at the ready…  Lake Cazaux Day 2.

After 5 races it is FRA 291 “Ulysse” helmed by Jean Breger who leads the regatta, crewed by Clement Soules & Alexandre Demeret from La Grande Motte. Jean is the Secretary of the French Dragon Fleet and has been very active & supportive in all the many French Regatta’s, it is people like Jean working hard behind the scenes that allows the class to thrive.  In 2nd place overall after 5 races is FRA 207 “Q Ti Too” helmed by Fred Gourlaouen, crewed by Alan Payraud & Arnaud Raillard. This experienced team from Douarnenez know the Lake well and will be tough to beat by Sunday…  3rd overall is the first local boat FRA 378 “Green” helmed by Betrand Moussie, crewed by Jerome Laurier & Franck Corbiere (Arcachon Yacht Club).

Although the wind is forecast light again tomorrow, Yves has asked sailors to be ready for another 10am start, hoping to get 3 or 4 more races in before the Rugby Cup Final at 5pm (French Time).


Tonight the teams have one of the Yacht Club Local Meals “Fresh Salmon”, Great Food, Fine Wine, Lots of Fun……..


Higher, Faster, Longer…..      Stavros.