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Last Run - Day 4 - Les Voiles d’Antibes

Back to the classic, after 2 days of carbon and glass fiber, the wood is the king, and the sails are White!!!

With a very smart decision the Race Officers committee during the briefing, decided to sail the route 7 (from the port, northerly parallel to the coast till Villeneuve-Loubet, southerly back to La Garoupe and finish line in front to the fort of the port), and already advise sailor of reduction/change of track if wind change (drop, and it did it…).

Even if most of the winners were already sure the day before, the hungry of win was still present, like in the big boat class with TUIGA and Cambria. For all the leg after for disengage mark they flow on water and they tried to excel on one another, and when arrived to the mark engaged Cambria, in the zone inside, for FairPlay (and also safety, it’s the first event of the season) instead push out TUIGA and kill wind, she decided to turn outside and leave them tack first and in clear wind.

Marga also at the end of the day was happy of the race after 3 days of not good places.

One boat, was really undertone: Moonbeam IV, that with new white-blue sails and some update in the crew, has spent a lot of time to try find the new setting and briefing and debriefing.

One thing has rise between all crews, the concerne of the “new” rating system, but as all of them (IRC vs ORC) there are some happy and some not, we will see at the end of the season.

In conclusion, Les Voiles d’Antibes has showed again to be the place where if you want sail, you must be, and when you don’t sail the music of the concerts and the village will make you feel welcomed.

 If there’s the opportunity I’ll back to the big classic family in Imperia, if not, Cannes with the Regatta Royales will be the Event!

Final Winners:

Big Boats: Mariska D-1 

Epoque Aurique: EVA - 6

Epoque Marconi A: Rowdy NY-49

Epoque Marconi B: Santana X-9

Epoque Marconi C: Cippino II A-66

Classic Marconi Racer: Resolute Salmon US-20456

Spirit of Tradition: Tabasco 5 FRA-8209

Tofinou: Pitch FRA-31


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