RP_150207_CDWS4S_3571Klaus Diederichs in “Fever” GBR 758 takes the overall lead in 4th Winter Series, Cascais..

With the wind much lighter in Portugal today, it was only possible to complete one race in the 4th Winter Series run by the Club Naval de Cascais..

It was won by GBR 780 “Louise” helmed by Grant Gordon, crewed by Kasper Harsberg and North Sails representative Ruairidh Scott. This fairly “new” team into the class mastered the conditions better than the other 17 crews and showed good speed.  Grant told me “It was very light but steady conditions on the race track in Cascais this morning. Louise was going nicely downwind, on the smooth sea state. We now look forward to more breeze which is forecast for tomorrow”. 

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GBR 780 “Louise” wins race 3 of the Cascais Winter Series in Portugal .

In 2nd place was local “Legend” Olympian Patrick de Barros, POR 64 “Lady Tati” crewed by Nuno Barreto and Rodrigo Vantacich. Patrick, who is enjoying being back on the water again, finished just ahead of  World Champion Klaus Diederichs in 3rd.  However, with the over night leader GER 1123 Pow Wow finishing in 10th place, this allows Klaus and his team of Jamie Lea and Vicente’ Pinheiro Melo to now lead after 3 races…

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Lady Tati POR 64 sails to a creditable 2nd place in race 3 of the 4th Winter Series, Cascais

Lets hope the forecast is correct for tomorrow and we see at least one more race completed, this will see a discard implemented which will make the final results very interesting…….

Higher, Faster, Longer…………….   Stavros.