Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Finn World Masters - Day three

Photo: Claire Allain des Beauvais

French lake rolls the dice on day three at Finn World Masters in Maubuisson, France

Laurent Hay (FRA) couldn't maintain his unbeaten record on day three of the Finn World Masters in Maubuisson, France, but he has managed to has extend his lead to seven points after another hot and sunny day and some very tricky races on the Lac de Carcans-Hourtin. Two more sets of races were completed with wins going to Stephane Alexis (FRA) and Marc Allain des Beauvais (FRA) in race four and to defending champion André Budzien (GER) and Jürgen Eiermann (GER) in race five.

The wind started at around 8 knots from the north-east but was forecast to go north-west and strengthen. On course A, where most of the favourites were racing, after the customary black flag start the leading group came from the port end and tacked on the numerous periodic shifts. Marc Allain de Beauvais made the best of the tricky conditions to win followed by Eric Baker (NED) and Bass de Waal (NED). Regatta leader Laurent Hay recovered to 11th after rounding the top mark in the 80s. Read full report @ Masters website: