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European Masters - Report and Results

posted 2 Jun 2015, 03:37 by RG NCA   [ updated 2 Jun 2015, 03:37 ]

The venue at Lery Poses in France was ideal, with beautiful surroundings and warm weather. However, there was almost no wind and quite a bit of weed floating to the surface, so not ideal for rc sailing.

Registration and measuring went without any issues for the eight GB skippers. On the first day only two races were sailed after the seeding races and these took place in very light and changeable winds and some skippers needing to come to shore to remove weed.

The good news was that John Tushingham ended day one in 1st place with Phil Halliday in 4th and Mark Dicks in 7th, the other GB guys were all still in contention and hoping to avoid the weed over the next two days.

There were better conditions on the second day with beautiful weather and some wind. Weed was still a problem but with better wind it was easier to manage to avoid the worst. At the end of day two eleven races had been sailed so far and with two discards it was still anybody's event.

On the last day in this beautiful location, the 32 remaining skippers battled the weed and poor winds to have a very enjoyable event with Victor Izquierdo of Spain taking the overall honours. With 3 Brits in the top eight places, and the others not far behind, the UK sailors did very well overall.

Full Results for the British contingent:

5th John Tushingham
7th Mark Dicks
8th Phil Holiday
10th Cliff Thiel
13th Noel Donaldson
15th Ken Binks
16th Alex Corey
20th Nigel Brown

Full Results link from Jean Christope Bories

Report from Nigel Brown of Cat Sails

What a weekend at the RG65 European masters in Rouen France, no wind and challenging weed all weekend, great company and sun... a world full of contrasts. Congratulations to all, in particular Victor Izquierdo in first (63), Laurent Gerbeaud in second (71) and Thiery Laurat in third (54). All 8 Brits were in the top twenty, with John Tushingham highest placed in fifth and Mark Dicks in seventh. Thanks to Jean Christophe Bories and Antoine Froment in particular and all the hosts who made us so welcome.

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