Monthly Archives: May 2014

POR 66 Jose’ Matoso leads in La Rochelle……

Winning the day yesterday after three fantastic races in La Rochelle, was POR 66 “Drago” helmed by former European Champion Jose’ Matoso and crewed by Frederico Melo and Bernado Freitas. After the disappointment of an OCS on day one, Jose’ … Continue reading

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“Vol de Nuit” FRA 405 leads in La Rochelle.

Wonderful sailing conditions with a warm westerly wind and unspoilt sunshine greeted the 23 Dragons on the first day of the “Vasco de Gama” sailed in La Rochelle. After two races were completed yesterday afternoon it is the team of Philippe Presti, Dominique … Continue reading

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La Rochelle…… Begins..

Yes fellow Sailors, La Rochelle, the venue of the 2015 World Championships hold their first Dragon event for many a year as the French Dragon Association prepare for next year’s “premier” Dragon event… La Rochelle is steeped in history since it’s … Continue reading

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Rorschach is Ready….for Swiss Nationals.

SUI 297 in Training for the Swiss Nationals taking place in Roschach this coming weekend The Alpen Cup sadly had to be cancelled yesterday through lack of wind. Even though the race committee tried everything to complete the series, no … Continue reading

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“Alpen Cup” Rorschach, Switzerland….

      The beautiful Lake Constance viewed from my Hotel in Rorschach, Switzerland. When Tim Tavinor asked me to deliver a boat to Switzerland, then continue on through the San Bernardino Pass to Italy, to collect our “Bear” from Imperia, I had no idea … Continue reading

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Tommy Wins 3rd Guyader Grand Prix Title……

Vincent Hoesch, Tommy Muller & Marc Pickel winners of the Guyader Grand Prix 2014. With a forecast of gusts in excess of 30 knots Jean Gabriel the PRO of this fantastic 6 race series, Grade 1 event, had no option but to cancel the … Continue reading

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Tommy, Vincie and Marc at their Very Best……

GER 1133 “Sinewave”, Tommy Muller powers his way to another victory. It was another fantastic day of sailing in the bay of Douarnenez for the 48 Dragons competing in the Guyader Grand Prix, with steady winds, surfing waves and even … Continue reading

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Tommy Muller takes the lead in Douarnenez…

GER 1133 “Sinewave” about to hoist their kite at the end of the “Dog Leg”.. (All photo’s kindly provided by Watersports Photo Expert, Ricardo Pinto..) It was a truly “Full On” sailing day for all 48 competitors during day two of the … Continue reading

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It’s all about “Alfie” in Douarnenez….

Lawrie Smith helming GBR 785 “Alfie” leads overall after day one in DZ.. (This fantastic “action” photo was captured by Professional Ricardo Pinto). A most stunning sailing day was enjoyed by the 48 boats here on day one of the … Continue reading

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Annie’s “French” Night in Douarnenez…..

Fred Gourlaouen presents Annie Ravach with the Statue of Henriot-Quimper.. A great evening was had by all in the magnificent Tent of Douarnenez last night as the “French” Sailors put on a Dinner for the Dragon Fleet and presented Annie … Continue reading

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