Another three excellent races were sailed yesterday under the watchful eye of race officerYves Leglise. With frequent localised showers bringing major windshifts across the freshwater lake, it was not easy to always chose the correct way….   But Dominique Herpe FRA 276 had a wonderful day with a 3rd, 1st and 2nd over the three races, this amazing consistency moved him up to 8th overall in this very competitive fleet.  Other race winners were IRL 204 Don O’Donoghue recording his 2nd victory, and overall leader FRA Remy Arnaud took the line honers in race three, to now lead the fleet by 14 pts.

With two more races scheduled for today, it looks like Remy and his team are secure in 1st place, but the next podium places are up for grabs as only 5 pts separate, FRA 336 Antoine Leblanc, FRA 365 Louis Urvois, FRA 379 Pascal Civel and IRL 204 Don O’Donoghue….    However, Ron James GBR 633 is still hard on their heels after recording 2nd and 4th yesterday, despite having to leave immediately after the regatta to receive a “Hip Replacement”.  Let’s wish Ron a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the circuit in the new year.

Finally, all competitors from the 22 boats are having the best of the Yacht Club of Cazaux’s hospitality. Each evening the local volunteer’s put on an amazing “at home” gathering, from the local Oyster’s of the Basin of Arcachon, to sampling of the local wines from the area of Bordeaux…  Without a sponsor the club has pulled together to provide us sailors with this unique experience of French custom and generosity. We are all grateful for the amount of time and effort the club’s helpers offer……….

Higher, Faster, Longer……..  Stavros.