2010 Semain Olympique Française: light winds and relax mode

Light conditions continued into day 2 of this the 4th stop on the ISAF Sailing World Cup. But at least the RS:X Men and RS:X Women put in two races each today.

Shahar Zubari [ISR11] who normally excels in these conditions put in a 'shocker' in race 2 of the day finishing 21st and dropping deep into the pack where he will remain until the discard kicks in.

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Oisin Van Gelderan: no friction above his neck

After a long windless winter, and the postponements of round’s 1 & 2 of the Irish Speed Sailing Championship due to a lack of wind, the Irish Speed crew were finally in luck for Round 3 with a good wind forecast.

The race organisers were monitoring the wind forecast earlier in the week and with good winds on the cards for Ireland’s West Coast, it was decided to try out Brandon Bay in Kerry.

Brandon Bay being better known for its legendary wave sailing spots such as Gowlane and Garry William Point, proved that it also has speed potential when the swells are low for Speed Sailing. Fermoyle with its close proximity to the Connor Pass and its unique thermal effects in a S-SW wind was location of choice for the weekends action.

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Kona Europeans: Audierne is waiting for the fleet

Due to collisions with other major events, such as the Open Swedish Championships this year, Kona Windsurfing Association decided to move the Europeans from Balaton, Hungary to Audierne on the sunny French Atlantic coast.

The organizers will be the very experienced Centre Nautique Cap -Sizun, located some 70 km south of Brest. Audierne is a harbor resort found on the Cap Sizun, on the western end of the peninsula of southern Finistere.

The town is a popular harbor and leisure resort thanks to the easy access it provides to beaches and the impressive coastal scenery of western Finistere.

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