Pierre Marois checks in with the scoop from THE Tanzer 26 regatta. Would love to do this one sometime! It would be cool to support a LSL owner with a good crew and sail this unique event.
Here's a short report about the "Mount Gay" Mondial Tanzer 26 held this past weekend at CVL.
Due to the low turnout (only 5 boats participated from CVL and CVMO), the racing was limited to Saturday only, but 5 races were run. As usual for this regatta, there were big winds (20 to 25 knots) and boats were racing with #2 genoas, or jib and full mainsail. The CVL race committee (Marc-André and Nicolas) was excellent in adjusting the courses to the shifting conditions as the wind went from the S-E for the first race to W for the last one!
The starts were hotly contested, and there was several individual recalls and one general recall. Racing was close between the top 3 boats and the winning margin was sometime less than half a boat length! In the final standings, CVL's "Autan" (Marois-Rousseau) took first with 3 wins and 2 second places. CVMO's "Voiles Atlantis" (Benoît Charette) is second with 2 wins, and CVL's "Mer-Veille" (Annie Martin) is third with 2 second places.
Next year will be the 20th anniversary of this regatta and CVL invites all T26 owners to join us in this celebration (and for some good racing too). We also would like to thank our sponsor "Mount Gay" rum for his continued support all those years.