Garbay/Nebout Javal & Skoczek/Soler lead at Blanes in Cataluña
News of the Intl Grand Prix Vila de Blanes regatta is just coming through after three days and three races – looks like light winds on the Catalan coast. The French YC Mauguio Carnon teams, Maxime Garbay & Achille Nebout Javal and Gabriel Skoczek & Thibaut Soler are in 1st and 2nd, both on 6 points. Nina Keijzer & Anneloes van Veen (NED) are 3rd (10 pts), Max Trippolt & Julian Meister (AUT) 4th (13 pts), Walter B & Rudi Weiss (AUT) 5th (15 pts), S.Pelisson & N.Rossi of YC CAVALAIRE (FRA) 6th (20 pts) and A Brugarolas & J Pibernat, YC Blanes (ESP) 7th (21 pts). One day left….we wish them wind!
Later: So lights were the winds that they had none for two days, apparently; but finally they got underway on Saturday. “At last the wind has appeared in the Bay of Blanes: the conditions have not been the best but thanks to the dexterity and hard work of the Race Committee, three races have been completed. Northerly winds increased their intensity through the day, building to 21 knots at the last” – CV Blanes