Deauville Winners, Dominic Bakker, Martin Payne and Olivier Bakker, sailing GBR 767 “Bear” receive their Champange at Prize Giving after finishing 4pts ahead of FRA 396 “Legend” helmed by Remy Arnaud, with FRA 403 “Adrenaline” helmed by Jean Guillard taking the final podium position…. It was a 7 race series, held over 4 stunning days of Dragon Racing off the popular northwestern French Coastline with Golden Beaches and Magnificent Historical Buildings including an old “German Bunker” that the current Yacht Club Deauville is situated above…………

Deauville is regarded as the “Queen of the Norman Beaches” which sees it’s population multiply ten-fold during the summer months. Tourists flock in numbers to visit this fashionable holiday resort which offers a Grand Casino, a Racecourse, an International Film Festival, Conference Centres, Villa’s and many Sumptuous Hotels that overlook these wonderfully inviting beaches that stretch along this Normandy coastline  …

It’s effective and precise “Gate-Locked” Marina allows for a constant level of water to be maintained inside the beautiful situated Marina, overlooked by the present Yacht Club. However, these lucky members and many future Sailors will have the privilege of moving into a brand new Club House soon to be constructed nearby with even more breathtaking views and facilities…  This is a venue all Dragon enthusiast’s should visit sometime and enjoy…. Why not put it in your diary for 2013 and see for yourself…..

Eric Labon, the current French Dragon President, and all his helpers made competitors very welcomed from the start and with the precise timings of the “Opened Gates” all boats were towed efficiently out each day to experience the most perfect sailing conditions. President du Committee, Jean Clude Travert set some excellent courses which tested all competitors, meanwhile ashore, families and friends enjoyed the wonderful weather. Try Deauville next year (after the Grand Prix in Douarnenez), you won’t be disappointed…..

Higher, Faster, Longer…………….   Stavros.  (GBR 767).