Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canadian Star Team on top at Hyeres

Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn are having a super pre-Olympic regatta at the Semaine Olympique Française, fourth event on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit. They are currently in 1st place overall. They have had three races completed in winds around the upper teens, but diminishing through the day. RC dealt with a challenge, with lots of general recalls, no wind, postponements, and a drifting mark. In the three races done the Canucks have pulled off a 3rd, 1st, and 2nd! The Olympic champs from Britain, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson are in 2nd overall, and Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA) 3rd.