50 Dragons will soon be racing off the beautiful beaches of La Baule, From June 1st to 4th. With favourite Poul Richard Hoj-Jensen leading the way with many other Top International Sailors, it could prove to be the best Derby Dragon ever….
Since I crewed for Poul-Richard at La Baule back in 2000, I have been back many times to take part it this fantastic event because of the friendship and superb hospitality shown by ALL the helpers of the Y.C.L.B. With it’s unique harbour that can only be used from “Half-Tide” upwards, the 50 dragons are expertly moored on the small marina and guided in and out by experienced local boatmen. The club itself transforms into a festive arena with a large Marque’ along the terrace of this dream location yacht club.
It’s still not too late to join the party, to test your skills against the very best sailors on this flat water race track, who’s committee set 3 to 4 races per day from the magnificent “Sandrine” vessel (pictured above), whilst volunteers do their utmost to run the onshore festivities before and after racing….
You simply have to try it.. Higher, Faster, Longer….. Stavros.