sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - Perfect conditions on day 2
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - Perfect conditions on day 2


'Régates Royales - Trophée Panerai'    James Robinson Taylor

What else might the 35th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai offer competitors on the second day of racing but the perfect conditions of 18 to 20 knots southwesterly breeze and choppy seas in Cannes? The boats, sailing upwind or downwind in stiff breeze, the water spraying the decks, sailors pushing hard to hoist or take down the spinnakers as fast as possible, all made for the 'usual' superb show.

Judging by the big grins on the crews' faces once they docked in and by the public crowding the pontoons, the day was a huge success on all fronts. From a purely racing point of view, today's results contribute to draw a clearer outline of the battles that are in store for the rest of the week.

No sooner had the Race Committee fired the starting signal for the first race of day two in just bore midday with a good breeze of around twenty knots, the skippers sent their boats full speed off into the bay. From the îles de Lérins towards Cap Esterel, after a weather mark midway and a fast reaching leg to Mandelieu La Napoule, the boats crisscrossed the Bay on a 12 mile long course to the finish line moored just a few dozen metres from the Vieux Port de Cannes, for the delight of the many spectators crowding the Boulevard du Midi to watch the spectacle. Last to start, the bigger yachts quickly overtook the rest of the fleet, at times causing weird and close encounters as did the 50 metre long Elena of London and the tiny 9,5 metre long, British sloop Jessie.

Some opted for more conservative tactics on the reaching leg to Mandelieu La Napoule, taking down their gennaker, Elena kept pushing on - almost on the edge - with her huge sails, literally jumping on the finish line. Line honours went to the big J Class Shamrock V, who easily passed her competitors to cross in a record time of just one hour and 20 minutes.

The smallest boat of the 'giant' class, Moonbeam III, added another first place to yesterdays opening race. 'The conditions were exactly what we were expecting. But twenty knots is a bit too much for us. We kept almost all the sails up. Being the smallest boat in our class, we absolutely wanted to start in clean air and staying at the committee boat end of the line, we got a good start, pushing Moonbeam IV out. We even hoisted the spinnaker but it was a bit at the limit,' said tactician and offshore sailor Sébastien Audigane.

The Dragons had two races today, in similar wind conditions as the classics but in easier, flatter water. With two more results the overall scoreboard positions have been shuffled, and thanks to a win and a fourth, Germany's Pow Wow skippered by Michael Zanke has taken the lead, followed by Martin Payne's British flagged Bear and Russian Mikhail Senatorov on Integrity, who made an impressive comeback from seventh to third. The competition will no doubt be even hotly contested tomorrow for the Mauritius Day as the winning team is to be awarded a trip to the tropical island.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is again for a sunny, warm day, possibly less windy than today, with a breeze that should not exceed ten knots. It will be turning point for the 35th Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, as every scored point will become crucial.

Regates Royales


by Carla Anselmi

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=115048

1:45 AM Thu 26 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World







































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT