Monthly Archives: April 2011

Video Update From Stav On Day One In Douarnenez

Stav reports from the dock following a frustrating day one at the Coupe Credit Mutuel de Bretagne in Douarnenez

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A Frustrating Day In Douarnenez

Today should have brought us the first race of the Coupe de Bretagne here in Douarnenez but the weather gods have been in bad form this afternoon and as a result it hasn’t been possible to run the single planned … Continue reading

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Douarnenez is Warming Up !

As I drove into Douarnenez yesterday it was fantastic to see the huge colourful sails of the bigger yacht’s like the Open 60’s already competing in the wonderful bay….  With such great sailors out there like Marc Guillemot, Vincent Riou … Continue reading

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Jose’ wins the Prince Henry Trophy, in Vilamoura..

Although this report is a week late, I hope you still enjoy reading the events of the final two days sailing 12 lucky Dragons had on the sunny Algarve last weekend. Due to my travel arrangements, Vilamoura to UK via … Continue reading

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Matoso takes the Amadeus Cup in Vilamoura.

POR 55 Jose’ Matoso crewed by Gustavo Lima and Stephan Hellriegel won the Amadeus Cup after 5 races here in Vilamoura. In 2nd place was NED 316 Pieter Heerama and 3rd POR 46 Francisco P Melo. It was a fantastic day of … Continue reading

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Vilamoura shines again on the Algarve…

The Dragons returned to Vilamoura yesterday to begin the XVIII Prince Henry the Navigator Trophy, which also combines the two regatta’s run back to back of the Amadeus Cup and the Dom Pedro Hotels Trophy. With superb accommodation offered by … Continue reading

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Tommy Wins the Juan Carlos Trophy…

Tommy Muller, Vincent Hoesch and Michi Lip won the Grade 1 Juan Carlos Trophy in style after two typical Cascais races, 22-25 kts from the Northwest, sunshine and waves..  Although he only beat the RUS 27 “complete team” by 2pts. I asked Tommy … Continue reading

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Day 3 in Cascais, 3 more races…

Yesterday the wind continued to blow from a northerly direction in Cascais, this wind comes directly from the mountains and like with most winds that come from the land it tends to oscillate. Not only are the shifts unpredictable but … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Cascais, Grade 1 Juan Carlos Trophy.

With another scheduled 2.0pm start sailors waited frustratingly ashore yesterday as the most perfect southerly wind blew all morning at around 20kts. As the sun was so strong it was inevitable that this early breeze would die away as the more likely … Continue reading

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Grade 1 Cascais, Day 1……….. Pedro Andrade!

The wind in Cascais yesterday morning was from a Southerly direction, so it took a little longer for the gradient wind to settle, but with temperatures reaching 28 degree’s and a cloudless sky, the 28 boat fleet did not mind … Continue reading

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