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Christen Guyader, the main sponsor of the Grand Prix, trains with a “Jib” in 30kts of wind..

With no racing in Douarnenez for the last 2 days due to excess wind, the 58 boat fleet have been kept safely ashore by the PRO Jean Gabriel Le Cleach. However, one or two Dragons have ventured out into the wild and windy conditions for a little extreme practice……

One such team, led by owner and helmsman Christian Guyader who purchased Louis Urvois’s beautiful cold moulded Dragon, crewed by Grand Prix organiser Gwen Chapalain, did so today using a jib instead of the usual genoa.  From both the pictures above and below its apparent, even with just the jib, conditions were beyond racing conditions. 

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Here we see Christen and his team power over the waves with the jib tightly sheeted…

Photo’s were taken by Francois Van Mulleghem…..

Tomorrow there are 3 races planned, with a 10.30am start. The forecast is good so fingers crossed for a successful day…  For sure there will be one very happy team leaving Douarnenez at the end of week as proud owners of a brand new Petticrows Dragon, having won first prize at the Lottery Gala Dinner on Thursday night …   

Watch this space for the latest news…

Higher, Faster, Longer…………….    Stavros.  (GBR 585).